Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi : John Selden /

In the midst of an age of prejudice, John Selden's immense, neglected rabbinical works contain magnificent Hebrew scholarship that respects, to an extent remarkable for the times, the self-understanding of Judaism. Scholars celebrated for their own broad and deep learning gladly conceded Selden...

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Main Author: Rosenblatt, Jason Philip, 1941-
Format: Book
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Table of Contents:
  • Hamlet, Henry, Epicoene, and Hebraica: Marriage questions
  • Selden, Jonson, and the Rabbis on cross-dressing and bisexual gods
  • Selden and Milton on Gods and angels
  • Samson's sacrifice
  • Andrew Marvell, Samuel Parker, and the Rabbis on Zealots and Proselytes
  • Natural law and noachide precepts: Grotius, Selden, Milton, and Barbeyrac
  • Selden's De Jure Naturali ... Juxta Disciplinam Ebraeorum and religious toleration
  • Selden and Stubbe on idolatry, Blasphemy, and the passion narrative
  • Culverwel on Selden's Rabbinica: the limits of a liberal toleration
  • Selden's Rabbis in the court of common pleas
  • Selden on excommunication
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Selden's letter to Jonson, edited by Jason P. Rosenblatt and Winfried Schleiner