Petrus Alfonsi's "Dialogue Against the Jews" (ca. 1109) breaks new ground in the history of Christian anti-Jewish polemics. As a recent convert from Judaism, Alfonsi introduced an intimate knowledge of Jewish literature and contemporary practice absent from earlier Christian sources. This knowledge enabled him to attack for the first time the Talmud (or, more broadly, post-biblical Jewish literature) as a source of Jewish error, with arguments drawn from philosophy and theology, astronomy, medicine, and physics. Equally ...

Dialogue Against the Jews 2014, The Catholic University of America Press, Washington

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Dialogue Against the Jews 2006, The Catholic University of America Press, Washington

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