Aquinas and the Jews

Hood s study contends that Aquinas s writings remain resistant to or skeptical of anti Jewish trends in thirteenth century theology Aquinas sets out simply to clarify and systematize received theological and canonistic teachings on the Jews.
Aquinas and the Jews Hood s study contends that Aquinas s writings remain resistant to or skeptical of anti Jewish trends in thirteenth century theology Aquinas sets out simply to clarify and systematize received theologi

  • Title: Aquinas and the Jews
  • Author: John Y.B. Hood
  • ISBN: 9780812215236
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Aquinas and the Jews”

    1. The key message of this book is that Aquinas was essentially a typical cleric of the 13th century: he assumed it was his job to defend Church policy (which was to oppress the Jews but not TOO much). But within those constraints, he tried to bend Catholicism ever-so-slightly in the direction of humane treatment- or, as he would have called it, "natural law." For example, he opposed forcible baptism of Jewish children.In addition to discussing Aquinas's opinions on how to treat Jews, this book als [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *