In Search of the roots. Reference to Patristic Christology in Gilbert Crispin’s Disputation with a Jew

Lissek, Maria (15 August 2015). In Search of the roots. Reference to Patristic Christology in Gilbert Crispin’s Disputation with a Jew (Unpublished). In: Oxford Patristic Conference 2015.

Being the Abbot of Westminster/London in the 12th cent. CE Gilbert Crispin (1046–1117) held frequent contacts both personal and official (business) with the local Jewish inhabitants. In his religious dialogue, Disputatio iudaei et christiani, he reflects his conversation with a Jew considering Jewish objections to Christian faith. In contrast to the widespread apologetic attitude towards Judaism, Crispin tries to encounter his dialoguing partner in a friendly way. Both agree on ratio and Scripture as fundamental basis. The present paper argues that Crispin relies on Christological doctrines of the first centuries integrating these traditions into an interfaith dialogue. After presenting an overview of the general argumentation, the logic statements about the two natures (divine-human) of Jesus Christ are examined. This is done by partly quoting the “Jewish” objections to that concept. In addition the Christian responses are discussed. The major aim of this approach is to demonstrate the influence of patristic Christology towards an inter-religious dialogue in the Middle Ages.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

01 Faculty of Theology > Department of Protestant Theology [discontinued] > Institute of Church History [discontinued] > Early Church History and the History of Dogma [discontinued]

UniBE Contributor:

Lissek, Maria

Subjects:

200 Religion > 220 The Bible
200 Religion > 230 Christianity & Christian theology
200 Religion > 270 History of Christianity
200 Religion > 290 Other religions

Language:

English

Submitter:

Maria Lissek

Date Deposited:

11 Dec 2018 11:32

Last Modified:

11 Dec 2018 11:32

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/122309

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