Isaac Orobio: The Jewish Argument with Dogma and Doubt

"The present volume on the Jewish physician and theological controversist Isaac Orobio de Castro (1617-1787) has its origin in an international workshop held on February 25, 2016 at the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies in Hamburg on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the year of Oro...

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Published in:Studies and texts in scepticism
Other Authors: Wilke, Carsten 1962-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Berlin Boston De Gruyter 2018
In:Studies and texts in scepticism
Enclosed titles:Frontmatter -- ; Contents -- ; Introduction: Isaac Orobio, the Sceptic Dogmatiser  (Wilke, Carsten)
"From Christianity to Judaism" Revisited: Some Critical Remarks More than Thirty Years after its Publication  (Kaplan, Yosef)
Orobio Contra Prado: A Trans-European Controversy  (Muchnik, Natalia)
Clandestine Classics: Isaac Orobio and the Polemical Genre among the Dutch Sephardim  (Wilke, Carsten)
Isaac Orobio de Castro as a Writer: The Importance of Literary Style in the "Divine Warnings against the Vain Idolatry of the Gentiles"  (Boer, Harm den)
From Apologetics to Polemics: Isaac Orobio's Defences of Judaism and their Uses in the French Enlightenment  (Sutcliffe, Adam)
Reading Orobio in Nineteenth-Century England: The Missionary Alexander McCaul's "Israel Avenged"  (Ruderman, David B.)
Bibliography: Studies and Editions of Isaac Orobio de Castro ; Index
Series/Journal:Studies and texts in scepticism 2
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Orobio de Castro, Isaac 1620-1687
B Scepticism
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Conference program
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Available in another form: 9783110577266
Available in another form: 9783110575613
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Summary:"The present volume on the Jewish physician and theological controversist Isaac Orobio de Castro (1617-1787) has its origin in an international workshop held on February 25, 2016 at the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies in Hamburg on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the year of Orobio's birth." -- p. 1
In this volume, six historians explore new approaches to Isaac Orobio de Castro (1617-1687), an Amsterdam physician who was the most widely-read among the early modern defenders of Judaism against Christian proselytizing. He was also the major author who rebutted Benedict Spinoza's Freethought from inside his own Sephardic community. Reflecting on the developments in early modern studies that have appeared since the publication of Yosef Kaplan's seminal monograph in 1982, the authors revisit Orobio's intellectual personality with a focus on transcultural processes, clandestine book culture, philosophical rhetoric, and literary reception. Born in Portugal to Christian parents of Jewish ancestry, Orobio left behind a brilliant career as a court physician in Spain and France when he publicly embraced Judaism. With academic erudition, he translated Jewish religious positions into the eclectic philosophy of the day, using both rationalist and sceptic arguments. His work leaked out into the non-Jewish world and armed Enlightenment philosophers for their attacks on Christianity, showing the impact of Jewish criticism on the early modern quest for philosophical certainty and religious pluralism
Item Description:Open Access
Format:Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
ISBN:3110576198
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1515/9783110576191