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Doubt and Certainty

Yosef Kaplan

in From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses how, in Amsterdam, Rabbi Moses Raphael d'Aguilar became Isaac Orobio de Castro's mentor in Jewish matters. Isaac asked him many questions regarding Jewish law and biblical ... More


Philosophers, Theologians, and Poets

Yosef Kaplan

in From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Isaac Orobio's encounters with philosophers, theologians, and poets. In 1684, Orobio published in Amsterdam his Certamen Philosophicum, Propugnatae Veritatis Divinae ac ... More


Philosopher, Communal Leader, Physician

Yosef Kaplan

in From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses Isaac Orobio de Castro's critique of the Arbor Scientiæ (1663) of the Franciscan theologian Raymond Lull. Having read the translation of Spanish officer don Alonso de Zepeda, ... More


Isaac Orobio and Sabbateanism

Yosef Kaplan

in From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores Isaac Orobio's views on Sabbateanism. The great stir raised in Amsterdam by the Sabbatean movement occurred in the third year of Isaac Orobio's residence there. The majority of ... More


Facing Calvinists and Catholics

Yosef Kaplan

in From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies how Isaac Orobio was able to exploit his wide reading in Christian sources of different periods in debates with various Christian theologians in Holland. On more than one ... More


From Crypto-Judaism to Open Judaism

Yosef Kaplan

in From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the problem of crypto-Judaism. The majority of the Portuguese congregation of Amsterdam in the seventeenth century had either themselves been crypto-Jews, or were the children ... More


From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Yosef Kaplan

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Isaac Orobio de Castro, a crypto-Jew from Portugal, was one of the most prominent intellectual figures of the Sephardi Diaspora in the seventeenth century. After studying medicine and theology in ... More


The Intellectual World of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Yosef Kaplan

in From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the intellectual world of Isaac Orobio de Castro. A great respect for Seneca and for the Stoics of antiquity is to be felt in writings of Orobio and others of the Portuguese ... More


Epilogue

Yosef Kaplan

in From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This epilogue highlights how the life and literary undertakings of Isaac Orobio de Castro are symbolic of the fate and fortunes of the Spanish and Portuguese Sephardi diaspora in seventeenth-century ... More


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