Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Dialogi contra Iudeos
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Dialogues against the Jews

Petrus Alfonsi

Date: 1110

Original Language: Latin


In 1110 Petrus Alfonsi composed his Dialogi contra Iudaeos (‘Dialogues against the Jews’). He wrote the Dialogues, he says, because Jews accused him of having abandoned his former faith out of contempt for God’s law, misunderstanding of the prophets, and lust for worldly gain. The Dialogues are his response to these accusers; he seeks to ‘destroy their objections with reas…

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Tolan, John, “ Dialogi contra Iudeos”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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