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Caputo, Nina 1966-

Works: 6 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 2,738 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Apologetic writings  Commentaries  Academic theses  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: BM755.M62, 296.396092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nina Caputo
Faithful narratives : historians, religion, and the challenge of objectivity by Andrea Sterk( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians of religion face complex interpretive issues when examining religious texts, practices, and experiences. Faithful Narratives presents the work of twelve eminent scholars whose research has exemplified compelling strategies for negotiating the difficulties inherent in this increasingly important area of historical inquiry. The chapters range chronologically from Late Antiquity to modern America and thematically from the spirituality of near eastern monks to women's agency in religion, considering familiar religious communities alongside those on the margins and bringing a range of spiritual and religious practices into historical focus. Focusing on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the essays address matters central to the study of religion in history, in particular texts and traditions of authority, interreligious discourse, and religious practice and experience. Some examine mainstream communities and traditions, others explore individuals who crossed religious or confessional boundaries, and still others study the peripheries of what is considered orthodox religious tradition. Encompassing a wide geographical as well as chronological scope, Faithful Narratives illustrates the persistence of central themes and common analytical challenges for historians working in all periods. Contributors: Peter Brown, Princeton University; Nina Caputo, University of Florida; Carlos Eire, Yale University; Susanna Elm, University of California, Berkeley; Anthony Grafton, Princeton University; Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College; Phyllis Mack, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Kenneth Mills, University of Toronto; David Nirenberg, University of Chicago; Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame; David B. Ruderman, University of Pennsylvania; Lamin Sanneh, Yale University; Andrea Sterk, University of Florida; John Van Engen, University of Notre Dame
Nahmanides in medieval Catalonia : history, community, & messianism by Nina Caputo( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the word of a Jew : religion, reliability, and the dynamics of trust by Nina Caputo( )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What, if anything, does religion have to do with reliability? When and how did religious difference matter when it came to trusting the word of another? In today's world, we take it for granted that being Jewish should not matter when it comes to acting or engaging in the public realm, but this was not always the case. The essays in this volume look at how and when Jews became reliable and trustworthy in the areas of jurisprudence, medicine, politics, academia, culture, business, and finance. As they explore issues of trust and mistrust, they reveal how the caricature of the Jew and Jews move through religious, political, and legal systems. While the volume is framed as an exploration of Jewish and Christian relations, it grapples with perceptions of Jews and Jewishness from the biblical period to today, from the Middle East to North America, and from Ashkenazi and Sephardi traditions. Taken together these essays reflect on a mechanics of trust, and sometimes mistrust, in everyday interactions involving Jews."--
Debating truth : the Barcelona disputation of 1263 : a graphic history by Nina Caputo( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Debating Truth provides a dynamic graphic representation of a thirteenth-century theological debate between Nahmanides, a prominent rabbi, and Friar Paul, a convert-turned friar, along with thorough historical analysis and an extensive selection of documentary evidence, offering a unique perspective on medieval interfaith relations in Iberia"--
"And God rested on the seventh day ..." : time, history and creation in medieval Jewish culture by Nina Caputo( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nahmanides (Rabbi Moshe ben Nahman, ca. 1195--1270) brought together the exegetical tradition favored in Northern France of reading the "plain sense," or peshat of the text, with the philosophical approach to exegesis associated with Iberian Jewry. The same strategy joining diverse Jewish traditions characterized the positions he took as a leader, his legal opinions, and his interpretation of ritual. Integral to all of his works is a belief that temporality, change, and continuity are elements of the divine plan requiring sustained, comprehensive explication. This understanding of time grew from, but also informed, Nahmanides's awareness that he lived in a of significant and important change
Jewish-Christian polemics until the 15th century by Nina Caputo( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.04 for Faithful n ... to 0.70 for "And God r ...)

Nahmanides in medieval Catalonia : history, community, & messianism
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