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Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Achsah Guibbory


This book assesses the complexity and fluidity of Christian identity from the reign of Elizabeth I and the early Stuart kings through the English Revolution, and into the Restoration. Throughout this period, which included debate about readmission of the Jews, England was preoccupied with Jews and Israel. As the Reformation sharpened national identity and prompted reconsideration of the relation of Christianity to Judaism, English people showed new interest in Jewish history and Judaism and appropriated biblical Israel's history in the Hebrew Bible, even as reformed Christianity was to be purg ... More

Keywords: Christianity, Jews, Israel, Reformation, nation, Hebrew Bible, history, English Revolution, Milton, Dryden

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199557165
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Achsah Guibbory, author
Ann Whitney Olin Professor of English, Barnard College, Columbia University