The Jews and the Reformation Kenneth Austin

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
09 Jun 2020
ISBN:
9780300186291
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
288 pages: 235 x 156mm
Illustrations:
16 b-w illus.
Sales territories:
World

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In this rich, wide-ranging, and meticulously researched account, Kenneth Austin examines the attitudes of various Christian groups in the Protestant and Catholic Reformations towards Jews, the Hebrew language, and Jewish learning. Martin Luther’s writings are notorious, but Reformation attitudes were much more varied and nuanced than these might lead us to believe. This book has much to tell us about the Reformation and its priorities—and has important implications for how we think about religious pluralism more broadly.

Kenneth Austin is a senior lecturer in early modern history at the University of Bristol, UK, and the author of From Judaism to Calvinism: The Life and Writings of Immanuel Tremellius.