The Jewish-Christian Debate in the High Middle Ages: A by David Berger

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In line with a Hebrew record written within the center a while recording Jewish arguments opposed to Christianity as expressed at the moment.

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On the carnality of the Law, seep. 80 and the notes there. Introduction 17 II. a~on Vetus) as we shall see, is a virtual anthology of Ashkenazic polemic in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and these centuries constitute a pivotal period in the history of the Jews of France and Germany. In France a major factor in the inexorable decline of the status of the Jews was the growing centralization of power in the hands of an unfriendly monarchy. The growing national unification, together with the increase in mass piety that had been stimulated as early as the eleventh century by the Gregorian reform and the Crusades, sharpened the awareness of the alien character of the Jew both nationally and religiously.

28 Moreover, some of the central assertions of the Christian faith appeared not only implausible but demeaning to God, and it did not seem right that someone who refused to believe such doctrines should be punished so severely. 29 For their part, Christians were more than willing to engage in arguments appealing to reason, morality, or fairness. The ritual law, they said, was demonstrably unreasonable. Even where it did not contradict itself, no plausible reasons could be discovered for many of its precepts, and the contention that no reasons need to be given for the divine will is the refuge of desperate, unintelligent men.

V. , pp. 160, 201) which J. Wakins comrefutation. See his Teslzuvat HaDin 'al Ha Yehudim sive Recrimplained about in a late seventeenth-century inatio Actionis in nuperos Christi Accusatores et9us pars prima agit contra. librum Nizzachon Vetus Qenae, 1699), pp. 20-21, 28-29. Introduction 31 the Messiah had already come and that he is a preexistent being. Significant, though less spectacular, consequences resulted from this disputation as well, and the use of the Talmud to support Christianity became a central element of the Jewish-Christian debate in the centuries to come.

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