This book explores the complexity of preaching as a phenomenon in the medieval Jewish-Christian encounter. This was not only an "encounter" as physical meeting or confrontation (such as the forced attendance of Jews at Christian sermons that took place across Europe), but also an "imaginary" or theological encounter in which Jews remained a figure from a distant constructed time and place who served only to underline and verify Christian teachings. Contributors also explore the Jewish response to Christian anti-Jewish preaching in their own preaching and religious instruction.

chapter 1|20 pages


The Jewish-Christian Encounter in Medieval Preaching
ByJonathan Adams, Jussi Hanska

part I|96 pages

Regional Studies

chapter 2|36 pages

Preaching and Jews in Late Antique and Visigothic Iberia

ByRaúl González Salinero

chapter 3|33 pages

Sub Iudaica Infirmitate—‘Under the Jewish Weakness’ 1

Jews in Medieval German Sermons
ByRegina D. Schiewer

chapter 4|25 pages

Preaching about an Absent Minority

Medieval Danish Sermons and Jews
ByJonathan Adams

part II|96 pages

Preachers and Occasions

chapter 5|20 pages

‘Our Sister is Little and Has No Breasts’

Mary and the Jews in the Sermons of Honorius Augustodunensis
ByKati Ihnat

chapter 6|31 pages

The Anti-Jewish Sermons of John of Capistrano

Matters and Context
ByFilippo Sedda

chapter 7|25 pages

The Effects of Bernardino da Feltre’s Preaching on the Jews

ByMaria Giuseppina Muzzarelli

chapter 8|18 pages

Sermons on the Tenth Sunday after Holy Trinity

Another Occasion for Anti-Jewish Preaching
ByJussi Hanska

part III|110 pages

Symbols and Images

chapter 9|25 pages

Beauty and the Bestiary

Animals, Wonder, and Polemic in Medieval Ashkenaz
ByDavid I. Shyovitz

chapter 10|13 pages

The Origin of a Medieval Anti-Jewish Stereotype

The Jews as Receivers of Stolen Goods (Twelfth to Thirteenth Centuries)
ByGiacomo Todeschini

chapter 11|29 pages

The Roles of Jews in the Florentine Sacre Rappresentazioni

Loyal Citizens, People to Be Converted, Enemies of the Faith
ByPietro Delcorno

chapter 12|14 pages

Mendicants and Jews in Florence

ByNirit Ben-Aryeh Debby

chapter 13|27 pages

Preaching to the Jews in Early Modern Rome

Words and Images
ByMartine Boiteux