Secret conversions to Judaism in early modern Europe /

This work deals with conversions to Judaism from the 16th to the 18th century. It provides six case studies by scholars on phenomena as crypto-Judaism, "judaizing", reversion of Jewish-Christian converts and secret conversion of non-Jewish Christians for intellectual reasons.

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Other Authors: Mulsow, Martin, Popkin, Richard H. (Richard Henry), 1923-2005
Format: eBook
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004.
Series:Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 122.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Martin Mulsow and Richard H. Popkin
  • George Buchanan, Crypto-Judaism, and the Critique of European Empire / Arthur Williamson
  • Can one be a True Christian and a Faithful Follower of the Law of Moses? The Answer of John Dury / Richard H. Popkin
  • "Ich will dich nach Holland schicken ... ": Amsterdam and the Reversion to Judaism of German-Jewish Converts / Elisheva Carlebach
  • Judaizing in the Seventeenth Century: Francis Mercury van Helmont and Johann Peter Spath (Moses Germanus) / Allison P. Coudert
  • Cartesianism, Skepticism and Conversion to Judaism. The Case of Aaron d'Antan / Martin Mulsow
  • Lord George Gordon and Cabalistic Freemasonry: Beating Jacobite Swords into Jacobian Ploughshares / Marsha Keith Schuchard.