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Jewish Philosophical Polemics Against Christianity in the Middle Ages: With a New Introduction

Daniel J. Lasker

Abstract

This book is based on a comprehensive reading of philosophical arguments drawn from all the major Jewish sources, published and unpublished, from the Geonic period in the ninth century until the dawn of the Haskalah in the late eighteenth century. The core of the book is a detailed discussion of the four doctrines of Christianity whose rationality Jews thought they could definitively refute: trinity, incarnation, transubstantiation, and virgin birth. In each case, the book presents a succinct history of the Christian doctrine and then proceeds to a careful examination of the Jewish efforts to ... More

Keywords: Jewish sources, Christianity, trinity, incarnation, transubstantiation, virgin birth, Christian doctrine, Jewish intellectual history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113515
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113515.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel J. Lasker, author