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In Search of 'the Genuine Word of God' - Reception of the West-European Christian Hebraism in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Renaissance

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The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth familiarized itself with Christian Hebraism in the first half of the 16th century. "In Search of 'the Genuine Word of God'" sketches out the process in three chapters. The first one deals with the development of modern Hebrew studies in Western Europe, the second gives an account of the academic and religious level of Hebrew scholarship in the Commonwealth in the 16th century and at the beginning of the 17th century, and the third is devoted to Polish translations of the Hebrew Bible, which were the most significant consequences of the reception of the West-European Christian Hebraism in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in Renaissance.Knowledge of Hebrew would be spread in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through personal contacts of magnates and church dignitaries with the Western European Hebrew experts, through Jewish converts teaching Semitic languages, through foreign studies at European universities and through books. Polish Christian Hebraism was not creative; local humanists and reformers who communicated with adherents of Judaism contributed but little to domestic Hebrew studies. Only scholarly trends occasioned by different Christian confessions come to our notice. Hebrew studies were undertaken within universities or religious movements. The purpose was practical: to have direct access to the original Hebrew Bible for the sake of theological disputes or to have proper translation tools for rendering the Scripture in Polish.

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Rajmund Pietkiewicz is professor and vice-president of the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Wroclaw.

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Authors Rajmund Pietkiewicz
Assisted by Christopher B. Brown (Editor), Günte Frank (Editor), Bruce Gordon et al (Editor), Monika and Jacek Szela (Editor), Jacek Szela (Translation), Monika Szela (Translation), Monika and Jacek Szela (Translation), Christopher B. Brown (Co-editor), Günter Frank (Co-editor), Bruce Gordon (Co-editor), Barbara Mahlmann-Bauer (Co-editor), Tarald Rasmussen (Co-editor), Violet Soen (Co-editor), Zsombor Tóth (Co-editor), Günther Wassilowsky (Co-editor), Siegrid Westphal (Co-editor)
Publisher Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 14.12.2020
EAN 9783525517079
ISBN 978-3-525-51707-9
No. of pages 346
Dimensions 160 mm x 28 mm x 235 mm
Weight 708 g
Illustrations with 21 fig.
Series Refo500 Academic Studies
Refo500 Academic Studies (R5AS)
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Religion/theology > Christianity

Polen, Theologie, Christentum, Litauen, Polnische Bibelübersetzung, Polen-Litauen, Christlicher Hebraismus

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