Essential Papers on Judaism and Christianity in Conflict: From Late Antiquity to the Reformation

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Jeremy Cohen
NYU Press, 1991 - Religion - 578 pages
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Few issues arouse as much passionate debate as the relationship between church and state. Political parties and coalitions have long jockeyed for position in the battle to either keep the two separate, or to unify them in one nation indivisible from God. While the battle has been raging in the political arena, figures from academia, the media, and myriad other vantage points, have commented on the context and constitutionality of laws governing religious expression.

InLaw and Religion, Stephen M. Feldman brings together the many perspectives that have shaped policy on this important national issue. In giving voice to the political left and right, as well as to cultural, philosophical, sociological and historical perspectives, the book serves as an even-handed treatment of an issue all too often clouded by biases. Contributors ranging from Stanley Fish to Richard John Neuhaus explore issues extending from religious morality and religious freedom, to fundamentalism, the separation of church and state, religion and public schooling, and liberal political theory. Comprehensive in scope,Law and Religionwill stand as an important reference for anyone seeking to further understand this complex and highly emotional topic.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Dead Sea Sect and PrePauline Christianity
39
Three New Testament Pictures of Christianitys
89
History or Theology? The Basic Problems of the Evidence of
114
Christian AntiSemitism
131
The Exe
174
The Roman Church and the Jews
193
Solomon Grayzel
231
The Reformation
332
Against the Jews
345
John Calvin and the Jews
380
The Burning of the Talmud in 1553 in Light of SixteenthCentury
401
Tannaitic Perspectives on the JewishChristian
431
Social and Religious Segregation
458
The JewishChristian Debate in the High Middle Ages
484
Champion of Jewish Economic Interests
514

The Crusading Movement in Its Bearing on the Christian Attitude
260
The Jews in Christian Europe 176
276
A New Interpretation 198
298
Index
537
About the Editor
578
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About the author (1991)

Professor of Medieval Jewish History at Tel Aviv University, has written two prize-winning books, The Friars and the Jews (1982), and "Be Fertile and Increase, Fill the Earth and Master It" (1989).

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