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Revisiting the Question of Jewish Readmission

Achsah Guibbory

in Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199557165
eISBN:
9780191595004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter reexamines the controversy over readmission of the Jews in light of both the idea that England was Israel and the challenge of radical religion. The tense relation between Jewish ... More


Readmission and Displacement: Menasseh ben Israel, William Prynne, John Milton

Kathy Lavezzo

in The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703157
eISBN:
9781501706158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703157.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers the seventeenth-century debates over the readmission of Jews, when the English shifted from telling stories about Jewish houses to contemplating the accommodated Jew in ... More


Exile

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the life of Jacob Sasportas prior to Sabbatianism. It places Sasportas in a series of different contexts: a member of a leading Sephardic family in Spanish Oran, a corrector in ... More


God’s Word Defended: Menasseh ben Israel, Biblical Chronology, and the Erosion of Biblical Authority

Benjamin Fisher

in Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age: God's Word Questioned

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198806837
eISBN:
9780191844379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806837.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Early seventeenth-century Amsterdam Jewish community life was marked by specific concerns about the consistency of the biblical text. In his Conciliador (1632–1651) Menasseh ben Israel tried to solve ... More


The Resettlement (1656–1700)

Todd M. Endelman

in The Jews of Britain, 1656 to 2000

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227194
eISBN:
9780520935662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227194.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the resettlement of Jews in England during the period from 1656 to 1700 after they were expelled by Edward I in 1290. The first Englishmen to propose the ... More


Middle Ages to the Renaissance

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Rabbinical texts kept preexistence alive in the Jewish tradition (largely through the concept of the guf, or soul-treasury. Authorities like Peter Lombard and Aquinas declared against it. ... More


Admitting the Jew: Parliamentary Authority, Christian Zionism, and British Imperial Identity

Robert O. Smith

in More Desired than Our Owne Salvation: The Roots of Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199993246
eISBN:
9780199346394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993246.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Focusing on the second half of the seventeenth century, this chapter begins with the Cartwright petition, the first historical example of Christian Zionism. William Laud’s effort to contain the ... More


Selden's De Jure Naturali…Juxta Disciplinam Ebraeorum and Religious Toleration

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286133
eISBN:
9780191713859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286133.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In his rabbinic scholarship and especially in De Jure, John Selden sets down ideas regarding the nature of Judaism and its attitude toward Gentiles that are far more charitable than those circulating ... More


Typologizing the Jew: The Judeo-Centric Foundations of America’s Covenantal Vocation

Robert O. Smith

in More Desired than Our Owne Salvation: The Roots of Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199993246
eISBN:
9780199346394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993246.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how the Judeo-centric tradition of prophecy interpretation informed negotiations of ‘American’ identity among English subjects in the New World, specifically the Puritan ... More


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