Menasseh ben Israel (1604-1657) was in de 17e eeuw belangrijk voor christenen

Ferdie Fluitsma merkte dat het volgende boek nog niet op dit weblog gesignaleerd was en tipte mij dat ook Spinoza erin voorkwam. En hoewel books.google laat zien dat dat tamelijk marginaal blijft, neem ik hier toch graag over de tip dat verscheen:

Sina Rauschenbach, Judentum für Christen. Vermittlung und Selbstbehauptung Menasseh ben Israels in den gelehrten Debatten des 17. Jahrhunderts. Walter de Gruyter, 2012 Inhaltsverzeichnis [PDF] – books.google - Review door David H. Price [PDF], waarin we lezen dat het om de herziene versie gaat van haar Habilitationsschrift uit 2010.

Menasseh ben Israel (1604-1657) was one of the most important Rabbis of the Early ModernAge in Europe. He became known primarily through his leading role in negotiating the readmission of the Jews to England. The England negotiations, however, were only the final chapter of a life-long program, which is fully examined in detail for the first time in this work. Menasseh is introduced as a Jewish scholar, who – despite all the success he achieved in the Christian world – also failed because his path between mediation and self-realization was understood only by a very few.