Christian Theology and Papal Policy in the Middle Ages

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This chapter considers the impact of theological doctrine on papal policy toward the Jews in medieval Europe. Specifically, it focuses on the ambivalence toward Jews and Judaism inherent in the Augustinian doctrine of Jewish witness and its expression in the decrees of Gregory the Great, Innocent III, and those popes who first condemned the Talmud in the 13th century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Companion to Antisemitism
EditorsSteven Katz
Place of PublicationCambridge
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781108637725
ISBN (Print)9781108494403, 9781108714525
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameCambridge Companions to Religion
PublisherCambridge University Press


  • Augustine
  • Gregory the Great
  • Innocent III
  • Talmud


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