The Broken Staff: Judaism Through Christian Eyes

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Harvard University Press, 1992 - History - 363 pages
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In this history Manuel ranges over the centuries, from antiquity to recent times, analyzing the diverse responses of European Christendom - Catholic, Protestant, and freethinking - to the culture and religious thought of the Judaism that survived, even thrived, in its midst.

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Contents

A Gateway to the City of Books
1
Reknitting the Severed Connection
13
Rival Interpreters in the Renaissance
37
The Flowering of Christian Hebraism
66
SeventeenthCentury Uses
108
Transition to the Enlightenment
162
Assault of the English Deists
175
An Ambiguous Record
192
Catholic Vindications of Israel
222
The German Janus
249
The Aftermath of Liberation
293
Illustrations
325
Notes
349
Index
355
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About the author (1992)

Frank E. Manuel was Kenan Professor of History, Emeritus, at New York University and Alfred and Viola Hart University Professor, Emeritus, at Brandeis University.

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