Anthropomorphism in the Christian reproach of the Jews in Spain (12th-15th century)

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In medieval anti-Jewish polemics, the Jews were accused of desecrating and demeaning God by attributing to him human qualities. The Christian arguments were based on midrashim and aggadot which were interpreted literally rather than metaphorically. Cites the works of Agobard (Bishop of Lyon), Petrus Alfonsi, Raymond Martini, Geronimo de Santa Fe, and Alfonso de Espina.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-73
Number of pages14
JournalImmanuel; a Journal of Religious Thought and Research in Israel
StatePublished - 1984

RAMBI Publications

  • RAMBI Publications
  • Rabbinical literature -- Comparative studies
  • Anthropomorphism in the Bible
  • Christianity and other religions -- Judaism -- History -- To 1500
  • Christianity and antisemitism -- History -- To 1500
  • Polemics
  • Jews -- Spain -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500


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