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Present age into the future, and this belief has survived in the mediaeval Passover hymns.* The position of the Passover in the religious life of Judaism would naturally lead to its association with that eternal deliverance for which the followers of the Pharisaic tradition hoped there was no need of Gentile influence to make the Exodus a type of salvation, f But Josephus has dressed up a native Jewish idea in language drawn from the mysteries. Philo uses similar language about the Exodus but...

H F Stewart

CASUISTRY JEWISH AND JESUIT DIALECTICS My subject this afternoon is casuistry, or the solving of cases of conscience, at two different periods of history, by two different schools of thought and practice.* Casuistry is of two kinds, (a) simple or natural, (b) scientific or theological. It bears a bad name to-day (since Pascal's attack in the Provincial Letters in 1656) because of abuse of the second kind. Simple casuistry is as old as the hills or as the dawn of conscience, and it is as natural...

Renaissance And Reformation

The Age of the Renaissance and Reformation was for the Jew the Age of the Inquisition and the Ghetto. Expelled in theory from the greater part of Western Europe as social parasites, blasphemers and magicians, the Jews as a racial group were usually confined to the Ghetto yet a few distinguished individuals* did very much to further the culture which Christian scholars regarded as valuable, and the biblical criticism which gave the Reformation its intellectual foundation. In no previous century,...

Mittwoch S Islamic Liturgy And Cult

Are concerned partly with ideas common both to Judaism and Christianity, as, for example, Fatherhood of God, Universalism, Personal Responsibility, Retribution, Belief in Resurrection and a Hereafter. But agreement on this point does not carry us very far, for as soon as we turn to particular institutions, the scholars who have carried out research on them differ widely as to their Jewish or Christian source. A few general observations may, therefore, not be out of place. In dealing with...

Work against Thee and gainsay Thee with all their might and who also shall all be lost55 Gods answer comes

I will tell thee thou art right to say that God should have mercy on poor Christendom for know that, for many hundred years, Christendom hath never been so poor and so evil as in these days. But, whereas thou sayest that the evil Jewish folk and the evil heathen folk shall all be lost, that is not true God hath, in these days, far more love for a part of the heathen and a part of the Jews than for many men who bear the Christian name, yet live against all Christian ordinances. When a Jew or a...