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From Crypto-Jews to Crypto-Judaism

Byron L. Sherwin

in Faith Finding Meaning: A Theology of Judaism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195336238
eISBN:
9780199868520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336238.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the seventeenth-century, Baruch Spinoza began a campaign to discredit theology in general and Jewish theology in particular. By the dawn of the twenty-first century sociological data confirmed the ... More


Introduction The Judaizing Heresy, the Inquisition, and the Conversas

Renée Levine Melammed

in Heretics or Daughters of Israel?: The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151671
eISBN:
9780199849215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151671.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The demise of Spanish Jewry actually began in 1391 and this chapter details events aroubd the upheavals of the Jews and the crypto-Jews of Spain. The motives of the rioters of 1391 were not as ... More


Conclusion Ethnic Loss and the Future of Crypto-Jewish Culture

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter concludes this study of crypto-Jewish culture by presenting a discussion on the future transmission of crypto-Jewish ethnicity and heritage among the modern descendant population. In ... More


Hidden Within, Imported from Without: A Social Category Through Time

Naomi Leite

in Unorthodox Kin: Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520285040
eISBN:
9780520960640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285040.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter pursues two interrelated aims. The first is to track the complex social category of being Jewish in Portugal across centuries, teasing apart its various meanings and subcategories over ... More


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