uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
The Jewish-Christian Encounter in Medieval Preaching
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3890-4630
2014 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book explores the complexity of preaching as a phenomenon in the medieval Jewish-Christian encounter. This was not only an "encounter" as physical meeting or confrontation (such as the forced attendance of Jews at Christian sermons that took place across Europe), but also an "imaginary" or theological encounter in which Jews remained a figure from a distant constructed time and place who served only to underline and verify Christian teachings. Contributors also explore the Jewish response to Christian anti-Jewish preaching in their own preaching and religious instruction.



1. Jonathan Adams and Jussi Hanska, Introduction: The Jewish-Christian Encounter in Medieval Preaching


Part I: Regional Studies

2. Raúl González Salinero, Preaching and Jews in Late Antique and Visigothic Iberia

3. Regina D. Schiewer, Sub Iudaica Infirmitate — "Under the Jewish Weakness": Jews in Medieval German Sermons

4. Jonathan Adams, Preaching about an Absent Minority: Medieval Danish Sermons and Jews


Part II: Preachers and Occasions

5. Kati Ihnat, "Our Sister Is Little and Has No Breasts": Mary and the Jews in the Sermons of Honorius Augustodunensis

6. Filippo Sedda, The Anti-Jewish Sermons of John of Capistrano: Matters and Context

7. Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli, The Effects of Bernardino da Feltre’s Preaching on the Jews

8. Jussi Hanska, Sermons on the Tenth Sunday After Holy Trinity: Another Occasion for Anti-Jewish Preaching


Part III: Symbols and Images

9. David I. Shyovitz, Beauty and the Bestiary: Animals, Wonder, and Polemic in Medieval Ashkenaz

10. Giacomo Todeschini, The Origin of a Medieval Anti-Jewish Stereotype: The Jews as Receivers of Stolen Goods (Twelfth to Thirteenth Centuries)

11. Pietro Delcorno, The Roles of Jews in the Florentine Sacre Rappresentazioni: Loyal Citizens, People to be Converted, Enemies of the Faith

12. Nirit Ben-Aryeh Debby, Mendicants and Jews in Florence

13. Martine Boiteux, Preaching to the Jews in Early Modern Rome: Words and Images

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2014. , x + 334 p.
, Routledge Research in Medieval Studies, 6
Keyword [en]
Jews; Christians; medieval preaching
National Category
Religious Studies Languages and Literature History and Archaeology Art History
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-233317ISBN: 978-1-138-80128-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-233317DiVA: diva2:751764
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
Available from: 2014-10-02 Created: 2014-10-02 Last updated: 2016-05-11

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's website

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Adams, Jonathan
By organisation
Department of Scandinavian Languages
Religious StudiesLanguages and LiteratureHistory and ArchaeologyArt History

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 894 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link