Jewish Christians and Christian Jews

From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

  • Richard H. Popkin
  • Gordon M. Weiner

About this book


The appearance of religious toleration combined with the intensification of the search for theological truth led to a unique phenomenon in early modern Europe: Jewish Christians and Christian Jews. These essays will demonstrate that the cross-fertilization of these two religions, which for so long had a tradition of hostility towards each other, not only affected developments within the two groups but in many ways foreshadowed the emergence of the Enlightenment and the evolution of modern religious freedom.


Renaissance christian Jews cross-fertilization enlightenment jewish christians medieval and renaissance thought religious freedom religious toleration seventeenth century

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard H. Popkin
    • 1
  • Gordon M. Weiner
    • 2
  1. 1.Washington University (St. Louis) and University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4394-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0912-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0066-6610
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