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Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

David Price

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book reconstructs the history of a major crisis in Christian–Jewish relations: the attempt to confiscate and destroy all Jewish books in Renaissance Germany. This unprecedented effort to end the ... More


2. Humanist Origins

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Not the study of antiquity in isolation but the ideal of a seamless unity of classicism and Christianity is what made Johannes Reuchlin's humanist perspective compelling to the scholars and students ... More


4. Discovery of Hebrew

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the history of early Christian Hebrew studies, specifically Johannes Reuchlin's Hebrew grammar and dictionary (1506) and his foundational studies of Kabbalah. Over the course of ... More


8. Trial at Rome and the Christian Debates

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that the humanist culture at the Roman Curia under Leo X offered strong support for Johannes Reuchlin's promotion of biblical scholarship and Jewish studies. On the other hand, ... More


9. The Luther Affair

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the tumultuous conclusion to the Johannes Reuchlin controversy, which unfolded in an atmosphere of heightened political instability. Leo X's verdict against Reuchlin, the papal ... More


3. Humanism at Court

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that Johannes Reuchlin's political and scholarly careers are intrinsically connected. It discusses his tenure as minister in Württemberg and the Palatinate, as well as his ... More


7. Inquisition

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter offers a new interpretation of the initial trials of Johannes Reuchlin, arguing that the assault on Reuchlin was undertaken as the first step toward convening a planned inquisition of ... More


6. Who Saved the Jewish Books?

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explains the complex legal maneuvers undertaken to oppose and support the imperial mandates authorizing confiscation. It offers a new reconstruction and interpretation of the actual ... More


1. “Impermissibly Favorable to Jews?”

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes how campaigns agitating for the expulsion of Jews from the Holy Romany Empire collided with the nascent Christian–Hebrew movement, creating a complex setting for the intense ... More


10. “As If the First Martyr of Hebrew Letters”

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter demonstrates that the 1520 papal verdict, which was handed down two years before the scholar's death, did not stymie Christian Hebrew studies or tarnish Johannes Reuchlin's reputation, ... More


False Friends: Conversion and Translation from Jerome to Luther

in Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226745053
eISBN:
9780226745077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226745077.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that the ideological stakes for what has been called “the invisible theory of translation,”—the assumption that languages are neutral media for a separable “content”—can be read ... More


The Bible

Owen Chadwick

in The Early Reformation on the Continent

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269021
eISBN:
9780191600470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269021.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The scholarly movement of going ‘back to the sources’ challenged the authority of the Latin version of the Bible known as the Vulgate. Erasmus's New Testament created great interest and controversy, ... More


Al-Biqāʿī Seen through Reuchlin: Reflections on the Islamic Relationship with the Bible

Walid Saleh

in Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264629
eISBN:
9780823266821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264629.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter offers a comparison of Al-Biqāʿī (d. 1480), a Mamlūk scholar interested in the Hebrew Bible, and his younger contemporary Johannes Reuchlin (d. 1522), a Christian humanist and Hebraist ... More


Religious Freedom between the Conflicting Demands of Church and State [1964–79]

Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde, Mirjam Künkler, and Tine Stein

in Religion, Law, and Democracy: Selected Writings

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198818632
eISBN:
9780191859588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818632.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Böckenförde regards ‘De Libertate Religiosa’, the declaration of the Second Vatican Council on religious freedom, as the belated triumph of liberalism in Church dogma, finally reconciling the truth ... More


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