Daggers of Faith: Thirteenth-Century Christian Missionizing by Robert Chazan
By Robert Chazan
Our figuring out of either Jewish historical past and the historical past of Western civilization is deepened through this finely balanced account of Christian missionizing one of the Jews. Arguing that till the 13th century Western Christendom confirmed little severe dedication to changing the Jews, Robert Chazan proceeds to element the designated situations of that severe century in ecu heritage. The Roman Catholic Church, characterised at the moment through a extraordinary mixture of power and self belief at the one hand and deep-seated insecurities at the different, launched into its first energetic crusade to transform the Jews in major numbers.Chazan examines the recent missionizing pastime in its formative levels, approximately from 1240 to 1280, and analyzes Christian efforts to persuade Jews of the reality of Christianity and, whilst, of the nullity of the Jewish non secular culture. not less than as fascinating is his research of the Jewish strains of reaction. those ranged from the postures followed in public debate to the reassurances penned via Jewish leaders for the eyes and ears in their fans simply. even though few Jews have been switched over by means of the 1st wave of this new missionizing thrust, it ranked excessive one of the advancements that finally sapped the energy of overdue medieval eu Jewry.
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