Christian Humanism and the Representation of Judaism: Johannes Reuchlin and the Discovery of Hebrew
Price, David H., Arthuriana
Over the course of his career, Johannes Reuchlin, the founder of Christian Hebrew studies, portrayed Jews, Judaism, and the potential contributions of Jewish theology and scholarship to Christianity in increasingly empathetic ways. His representation evolved from being rooted in the goal of appropriating Jewish Kabbalah and even Christianizing the Hebrew language to a willingness to acknowledge godliness and piety, in addition to biblical learning, in the medieval Jewish tradition. (DHP)
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Although he devoted most of his life to a successful legal career,1 in his spare time Johannes Reuchlin (1455-1522) helped introduce the …
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Publication information: Article title: Christian Humanism and the Representation of Judaism: Johannes Reuchlin and the Discovery of Hebrew. Contributors: Price, David H. - Author. Journal title: Arthuriana. Volume: 19. Issue: 3 Publication date: October 1, 2009. Page number: 80+. © Arthuriana 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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