Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Achsah Guibbory

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199557165

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 July 2019

Revisiting the Question of Jewish Readmission

Revisiting the Question of Jewish Readmission

Chapter:
(p.220) 7 Revisiting the Question of Jewish Readmission
Source:
Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England
Author(s):

Achsah Guibbory

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.003.0008

This chapter reexamines the controversy over readmission of the Jews in light of both the idea that England was Israel and the challenge of radical religion. The tense relation between Jewish messianism, Christian millenarianism, and conservative Protestantism appears in the controversy surrounding the Whitehall Conference Cromwell called in 1655. Controversy centered on the question of Jewish conversion, and disagreement about what Paul meant when he said ‘all Israel’ would be saved. The chapter analyzes writings by Menasseh ben Israel, Henry Jessey, John Dury, Arise Evans, Roger Williams, and Prynne. Presbyterians opposed readmission, believing religious radicalism had already contaminated England with ‘Judaism.’ Support for the Jews came from religious radicals (especially Quakers), who did not identify Israel with the nation. Margaret Fell wrote pamphlets to the Jews, hoping to convert them, yet others like George Fox and Dury expressed sharply anti–Jewish attitudes, showing the limits of toleration.

Keywords:   Cromwell, Menasseh ben Israel, Whitehall Conference, Prynne, Quakers, Margaret Fell, George Fox, John Dury, conversion, toleration

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .