Chapter Final Phases of Medieval Hebraism
Jews and Christians between Bible Exegesis, Talmud and Maimonidean Philosophy.
Speer, Andreas (editor)
Wirmer, David (editor)
CollectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)
"The relationship between Jews and Christians and between Judaism and Christianity during the 13th and 14th century is a matter of concrete and contingent historical circumstances; and its ideological elements are inherent in pre-modern Catholicism and pre-modern Rabbinical Judaism. Indeed, both St. Paul and the Rabbis are typical revolutionary figures of late antiquity who present themselves as the authentic interpreters of old sacred writings. Throughout the ages, the interpretation of the Sacra pagina remained at the very center of Chris-tian and Jewish theology involving hidden or manifest polemics against the rival interpretation. Still, this fundamental and fixed element did not prevent dramatic changes in the concrete historical manifestations of Judaism and Christianity. Nowhere else, the parallel developments in both religions were as spectacular, often even traumatic, as in Italy, France, Spain, and Germany, where Jewish communities had existed since late antiquity; and where Jews and Christians had developed stable forms of coexistence. These were severely shaken by the dramatic events that marked the ascendancy of European hegemony beginning with the first crusade at the end of the 11thcentury. "
KeywordsThe Year 1308; Johannes Duns Scotus; Philosophy/ in the Middle Ages; History/ in the Middle Ages; Theology/ in the Middle Ages
Publication date and placeBerlin/Boston, 2010
History: theory & methods
Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600