Stephen G Burnett's Christian Hebraism in the Reformation Era (1500-1660): PDF

By Stephen G Burnett

ISBN-10: 9004222480

ISBN-13: 9789004222489

Christian Hebraism in early smooth Europe has typically been interpreted because the pursuit of some unparalleled students, yet within the 16th century it turned an highbrow circulate related to enormous quantities of authors and printers and millions of readers. The Reformation reworked Christian Hebrew scholarship into an instructional self-discipline, supported through either Catholics and Protestants. This ebook locations Christian Hebraism in a bigger context by means of discussing authors and their books as mediators of Jewish studying, printers and booksellers as its transmitters, and the impression of press controls in shaping the general public dialogue of Hebrew and Jewish texts. either Jews and Jewish converts performed an enormous position in developing this new and unparalleled kind of Jewish studying.

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University Hebrew Instruction Began Total years Hebrew taught from founding to 1660 Naples Paderborn Bologna88 1622 1615 1520 17 13 11 The nine Catholic institutions that offered Hebrew before 1530 were influenced by biblical humanism. The first Hebrew professors at Ingolstadt and Cracow were Johannes Reuchlin and Jan van den Campen respectively. We have already noted when and why the Hebrew professorships were created at the Sapienzia in Rome, at Louvain and in Paris. 91 Hebrew education was an important element of Jesuit theological education from the beginning of the order.

While sixteen different Protestant universities offered Hebrew instruction for more than ninety years of the Reformation era, only seven Catholic universities did so. What is most striking about the Catholic institutions that offered Hebrew is that Jesuits came to dominate Hebrew education after 1530. 83 Willem Frijhoff, “Patterns,” in: A History of the University in Europe, vol. 2: Universities in Early Modern Europe (1500–1800), ed. Hilde de Ridder-Symoens (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), 43–110, here 88.

Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1999), 53–57. 74 Basil Hall, “The Trilingual College of San Ildefonso and the Making of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible,” Studies in Church History 5 (1969): 114–146, here 116–117. 75 Vocht, History of the Foundation, 1: 247. 78 Other rulers with an interest in biblical humanism added professorships of Hebrew to existing university faculties. Pope Leo X was the first to take this approach, appointing Agathius Guidacerius as first professor of Hebrew at the Sapienzia University in Rome in 1524.

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