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Cohen, Jeremy 1953-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 228 publications in 4 languages and 8,259 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Sources  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Creator, Scientific advisor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: DS145, 305.8924094
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jeremy Cohen
Living letters of the law : ideas of the Jew in medieval Christianity by Jeremy Cohen( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Hebrew and held by 2,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses anti-Judaism and Christian theology, specifically the Jew in Christian interpretation, especially of the Scriptures, in the medieval period. Shows how the ambivalence of Paul continued to be reflected, along with Augustine's doctrine of Jewish witness, in key aspects of Christianity. The ambivalence of leading clerics is epitomized by Bernard of Clairvaux; considered by some Jews "a decent priest, " he added a new, economic and even racist dimension to the hatred of the Jews. While Gregory the Great, Isidore of Seville, and Agobard of Lyons disagreed on the role of Jews in Christian society, they agreed on the necessity of converting the Jews. Peter the Venerable was noteworthy for his anti-Jewish polemics, which he linked with Christianity's struggle against Muslim "infidels." The 13th century saw the demonization of the Jews, but Thomas Aquinas and others continued to reflect a more ambivalent theological heritage. Growing deligitimation of post-biblical Judaism coexisted with Augustine's legacy, whereby Jews continued to be viewed as a "unique textual community" whose relation to the Bible had direct bearing on the meaning of Christianity
The friars and the Jews : the evolution of medieval anti-Judaism by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

42 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanctifying the name of God : Jewish martyrs and Jewish memories of the First Crusade by Jeremy Cohen( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How are martyrs made, and how do the memories of martyrs express, nourish, and mold the ideals of the community? Sanctifying the Name of God wrestles with these questions against the background of the massacres of Jews in the Rhineland during the outbreak of the First Crusade. Marking the first extensive wave of anti-Jewish violence in medieval Christian Europe, these "Persecutions of 1096" exerted a profound influence on the course of European Jewish history. When the crusaders demanded that Jews choose between Christianity and death, many opted for baptism. Many others, however, chose to die as Jews rather than to live as Christians, and of these, many actually inflicted death upon themselves and their loved ones. Stories of their self-sacrifice ushered the Jewish ideal of martyrdom - kiddush ha-Shem, the sanctification of God's holy name - into a new phase, conditioning the collective memory and mind-set of Ashkenazic Jewry for centuries to come, during the Holocaust, and even today."--Jacket
Be fertile and increase, fill the earth and master it : the ancient and medieval career of a Biblical text by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This innovative, interdisciplinary book reconstructs the career of Genesis 1:28 ("Be fertile and increase, fill the earth and master it...") in Judaism and Christianity, from antiquity through the Reformation. Jeremy Cohen tracks the text through all the Jewish and Christian sources in which it figures significantly-in law, exegesis, homily, theology, mysticism, philosophy, and even vernacular poetry. In his view, the verse situates man and woman on a cosmic frontier, midway between the angelic and the bestial, charging them with singular responsibilities that bear directly on Jewish and Christian ideas of God's "chosen people."
Christ killers : the Jews and the Passion from the Bible to the big screen by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christians believe that Christ's death redeems and forgives. Yet the same blood shed on the cross has been used to stain Jews with lasting, incomparable guilt. The gospel narratives of the Passion cast the Jews as responsible, directly and indirectly, for the death of the Son of God. The stigma of 'Christ killer'--the notion that all Jews, at all times and in all places, share in the collective responsibility for the Crucifixion--has plagued Jews ever since and is the source of much Christian anti-Semitism. Jeremy Cohen traces the Christ-killer myth from ancient times to the present day, touching on the Gospels and their roots in Hebrew Scripture, Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, and much in between. The greatest of the church fathers, the Crusades, the notorious blood libels of the Middle Ages, the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, Christian mysticism, art, and popular piety, Passion plays, and modern film all have a place in this well-documented, richly illustrated volume. Cohen seeks neither to explain Jesus' death nor to pass judgment on anyone for it, but rather to understand how the identification of Jews as Christ killers has functioned as an edifying 'myth' for the Christian community. His insightful analysis reveals the deep spiritual truth believers find in this aspect of the Passion story while simultaneously uncovering the remarkably far-reaching impact it has exercised on the Western world. Cohen combines religious, historical, and political perspectives to understand how the Christ-killer myth has become a dominant factor in the way Christians and Jews perceive each other. While a great deal has been written about Christian anti-Semitism, its roots, and its horrific consequences, this is the first volume to provide an in-depth examination of the powerful story that has fueled the fires behind the hatred"--Publisher description
The Oxford handbook of Jewish studies( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume on Jewish studies presents surveys of today's interests and directions in the humanities and social sciences. It covers the main areas taught and researched as part of Jewish studies in universities throughout the world, especially in Europe, the US, and Israel
Essential papers on Judaism and Christianity in conflict : from late antiquity to the Reformation by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historian in exile : Solomon ibn Verga, Shevet Yehudah, and the Jewish-Christian encounter by Jeremy Cohen( )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon ibn Verga was one of the victims of the decrees expelling the Jews from Spain and Portugal in the 1490s, and his Shevet Yehudah (The Scepter of Judah, ca. 1520) numbered among the most popular Hebrew books of the sixteenth century. Its title page lured readers and buyers with a promise to relate "the terrible events and calamities that afflicted the Jews while in the lands of non-Jewish peoples": blood libels, disputations, conspiracies, evil decrees, expulsions, and more. The book itself preserves collective memories, illuminates a critical and transitional phase in Jewish history, and advances a new vision of European society and government. It reflects a world of renaissance, reformation, and global exploration but also one fraught with crisis for Christian majority and Jewish minority alike. Among the multitudes of Iberian Jewish conversos who had received Christian baptism by the end of the fifteenth century, ibn Verga experienced the destruction of Spanish-Portuguese Jewry just as the Catholic Church began to lose exclusive control over the structures of Western religious life; and he joined other Europeans in reevaluating boundaries and affiliations that shaped their identities. --
Rethinking European Jewish history( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Europe has changed greatly in the last century. Political, social, and ideological transformations have not only redrawn the map of the continent but have rewoven the fabric of its culture. These changes have nourished widespread reassessment in European historical research: in terms of its presuppositions, its methodologies, its directions, its emphases, and its scope. The political boundaries between nations and states, along with the very concepts of 'nation' and 'boundary', have changed significantly, and the self-consciousness of ethnic minorities has likewise evolved in new directions. All these developments have affected how the Jews of Europe perceive themselves, and they help to shape the prism through which historians view the Jewish past." "This volume looks at the Jewish past in the spirit of this reassessment. This timely volume suggests a new framework for the study of Jewish history and helps to contextualize it within the mainstream of historical scholarship."--BOOK JACKET
From witness to witchcraft : Jews and Judaism in Medieval Christian thought( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and German and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish contribution to civilization : reassessing an idea by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mendicants, the medieval Church and the Jews : Dominican and Franciscan attitudes towards the Jews in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asupah le-Yosef : ḳovets meḥḳarim shai le-Yosef Haḳer = Studies in Jewish history presented to Joseph Hacker( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Hebrew and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Li-zekor ṿe-gam li-shekoaḥ : mabaṭ Yiśreʼeli el he-ʻavar ha-Yehudi by Albert I Baumgarten( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Hebrew and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israeli Historians Look at the Jewish Past
From Witness to Witchcraft : jews and judaism in medieval christian tought by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jews as the killers of Christ in the Latin tradition, from Augustine to the friars by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original sin as the evil inclination a polemicist's appreciation of human nature by Jeremy Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The friars and the Jews: the evolution of medieval anti-Judaism by Jeremy Cohen( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.01179
Remembering and forgetting : Israeli historians look at the Jewish past( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Christ killers : the Jews and the Passion from the Bible to the big screen
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The friars and the Jews : the evolution of medieval anti-JudaismSanctifying the name of God : Jewish martyrs and Jewish memories of the First CrusadeChrist killers : the Jews and the Passion from the Bible to the big screenThe Oxford handbook of Jewish studiesEssential papers on Judaism and Christianity in conflict : from late antiquity to the ReformationRethinking European Jewish historyThe Jewish contribution to civilization : reassessing an idea
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Cohen, Jeremy

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