Exame Das Tradições Phariseas

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BRILL, 1993 - History - 578 pages
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Da Costa's long-lost book rejects the divine origin of the rabbinic tradition. His insight was that what he calls Pharisaism is irreconcilable with the religion of the Pentateuch and therefore cannot derive from the same source. He claims, for example, that the Law of Moses does not allow for a belief in an afterlife for individual human beings. Concomitantly he denied the Mosaic origin of the notion of eternal punishment. The rabbinic reading of the Mosaic Law appeared to him almost as great a falsification as the Christian one. Yet there could be no reversion to Christianity and despite his deep rift with the synagogue he still believed in ultimate redemption for the Jewish people. As he so dramatically declares in his closing sonnet, Israel's rehabilitation depends on its shedding man-made doctrines, and holding fast to the Law in its purity.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
EXAME DAS TRADigOES
51
EXAMINATION OF PHA
267
Chapter 4
283
Chapter 7
288
Chapter 8
290
Chapter 9
293
Chapter 10
294
Chapter 2
434
Chapter 3
436
Chapter 4
437
Chapter 5
441
Chapter 6
443
Chapter 7
444
Chapter 8
447
Chapter 9
451

Chapter 11
297
Chapter 12
298
Chapter 13
300
Chapter 14
302
Preface
307
Chapter 1
311
Chapter 2
319
Chapter 3
340
Chapter 4
344
Chapter 5
345
Chapter 6
348
Chapter 7
352
Chapter 8
354
Chapter 9
361
Chapter 10
367
Chapter 11
374
Chapter 12
377
Chapter 13
381
Chapter 14
385
Chapter 15
391
Chapter 16
397
Chapter 17
401
Chapter 18
406
Chapter 19
412
Chapter 20
415
Question
420
TREATISE ON THE IMMOR TALITY OF THE SOUL
427
To the Gentle Reader
429
Chapter 1
433
Chapter 10
454
Chapter 11
456
Chapter 12
459
Chapter 13
462
Chapter 14
465
Chapter 15
470
Chapter 16
476
Chapter 17
479
Chapter 18
485
Chapter 19
488
Chapter 20
495
Chapter 21
501
Chapter 22
505
Chapter 23
513
Chapter 24
520
Chapter 25
523
Chapter 26
527
Chapter 27
529
Chapter 28
530
Chapter 29
534
Chapter 30
538
Last Chapter
546
Document transcribed by Uriel da Costa 1601
555
Confirmation of Uriels Excommunication 1623
556
Index of biblical references
567
Index of proper names
573
Index of subject matters and terms
577
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H.P. Salomon, Doctor in Letters (1988), University of Nijmegen, teaches the Portuguese, French and Dutch literatures and Languages at the State University of New York in Albany. He has published extensively on the Portuguese New Christians, including "Portrait of a New Christian" (Paris, Gulbenkian, 1982). I.S.D. Sassoon was educated in his native England and in Israel. He teaches Rabbinics and Bible at the Institute for Traditional Judaism in Westchester (N.Y.). He is at present preparing for publication a commentary on the Pentateuch.

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