"take Hold of the Robe of a Jew": Herbert of Bosham's Christian Hebraism

 
 
Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 29. November 2005
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 300 Seiten
978-90-04-14905-2 (ISBN)
 
This engaging, meticulously documented examination of Herbert of Bosham's twelfth-century psalms commentary, which used Hebrew sources, locates the commentary's author at the nexus of contemporary intellectual and social movements and presents a nuanced, integrated perspective on medieval Jewish-Christian relations.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • laminiert
  • Höhe: 246 mm
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  • Breite: 166 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 699 gr
978-90-04-14905-2 (9789004149052)
9004149058 (9004149058)
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Deborah L. Goodwin, Ph.D. (2001) in Theology, University of Notre Dame, is Assistant Professor of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College.
List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Life of a Twelfth-Century Intellectual; 2. Herbert of Bosham's Psalterium cum commento; 3. Twelfth-Century Christian Hebraism in Context; 4. Colonizing the Territory of Scripture; 5. The Linguistic and Cultural Horizons of Herbert's Hebraism; 6. Herbert's Hermeneutic of the Literal Sense; 7. Herbert as Expositor: The Faithful Synagogue; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index
Whether or not one accepts every nuance of Goodwin's interpretation of Herbert's view of Jews and Judaism, she has written a landmark book on medieval Christian Hebraism. Her mastery of text and context, placing Herbert's Psalms commentary within the context of Herbert's life, the Christian history of Psalms interpretation and of the exegetical work of Herbert's teachers and contemporaries including the Victorian school, make it a model of its genre. Stephen Burnett, Church History and Religious Culture
This engaging, meticulously documented study explores the complex, sometimes conflicting motives of Christian hebraists. It locates Herbert of Bosham's twelfth-century Psalms commentary at the nexus of the intellectual and social movements of his day, and elucidates the complex situations that contributed to Christians' divergent perspectives on the Jews. Was the twelfth century a rare period of collaboration between Christian and Jewish exegetes, or did anti-Semitism originate in the texts of the era's Christian polemicists? Modern scholars have been divided on these questions. This study of Herbert's commentary, which relied on the Hebrew commentary of R. Solomon ben Isaac of Troyes, articulates a more nuanced, integrated approach to medieval Jewish-Christian relations, and provides transcriptions from the unpublished manuscript.

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