Cambridge Seminar in Early Modern Scholarship and Religion, Inaugural Meeting

Friday 19th January, 12:30-14:00, Old Combination Room, Trinity College.

The session will open with a roundtable discussion on the topic ''Beyond Christian Hebraism: Recent contributions to the Christian Study of Judaism''.

Suggested Readings:

1) Scott Mandelbrote and Joanna Weinberg, eds., Jewish Books and their Readers (Leiden, 2016), especially Mandelbrote and Weinberg, 'Introduction'; Grafton, '"Pandects of the Jews": A French, Swiss and Italian Prelude to John Selden'.

2) Theodor Dunkelgrün, 'The Christian Study of Judaism in Early Modern Europe, in Jonathan Karp and Adam Sutcliffe (eds.), The Cambridge History of Judaism: Vol. 7: The Early Modern World, 1500-1815 (Cambridge, 2017).

3) Henk Nellen, Dirk van Miert, et als, eds., Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age: God's Word Questioned (Oxford, 2017), especially Henk Nellen and Piet Steenbakkers, 'Biblical Philology in the Long Seventeenth Century'; Dirk van Miert, 'The Janus Face of Scaliger's Philological Heritage'; Anthony Grafton, 'Spinoza's Hermeneutics'; Scott Mandelbrote, 'Witches and Forgers'; Jezte Touber, 'Biblical Philology and Hermeneutical Debate in the Dutch Republic in the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century'.

Please address any queries to Tim Twining