IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1603: Christian and Non-Christian Authorities, II: Jewish Thought and Scholastic Texts

Thursday 17 July 2003, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Julia Hillner, Department of History, University of Manchester
Renate Smithuis, Department of Religions & Theology, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Wolfram Drews, Franz Joseph Dölger-Institut zur Erforschung der Spätantike, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn
Paper 1603-aChristian Appeal to the Hebraica veritas and the Problems it Caused
(Language: English)
Philip Stephen Alexander, Department of Religions & Theology, University of Manchester
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Theology
Paper 1603-bSome Remarks on Thomas Aquinas's Use of Non-Christian Authorities
(Language: English)
Görge K. Hasselhoff, Sonderforschungsbereich 'Judentum-Christentum', Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Theology
Paper 1603-cEriugenian Reason and Kabbalistic Reason
(Language: English)
Francesco Paparella, Facoltà di Scienze & tecnologie della comunicazione, IULM Università, Milano

New ways of understanding Christianity from the 13th century onwards involved a characteristic awareness of non-Christian traditions. This session focuses on Jewish sources: the recovery of old traditions such as the Hebrew Bible and the discovery of Jewish philosophiy and exegetics. It maps the development of attitudes towards these sources in scholastic writings both in the works of the authors themselves and in the general theological debate.