CfP: Special Issue “Interfaith Dialogues: Jewish and Christian Connections via Medieval Art and Literature”

Journal of Religions, an Open Access Journal by MDPI

 Editors: Dr. Sara Offenberg and Dr. Vered Tohar

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a Special Issue on the subject of “Jewish–Christian Relations in Medieval Art and Literature.” This Special Issue aims to explore the complex relationship between Jews and Christians during the medieval period and its representation in art and literature. We invite contributions that examine the ways in which Jewish and Christian cultures intersected, overlapped, or collided in medieval art and literature, and how these interactions shaped the cultural, social, and political landscapes of the time.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
– Representations of Jews and Christians in medieval
art and literature
– Jewish and Christian visual and literary culture
– Interfaith relations and cultural exchange
– Polemical texts and anti-Jewish sentiments in
medieval literature
– Christian Hebraism and Jewish responses
– Theological and philosophical debates between
Jews and Christians
– Manuscripts, codices and illuminated texts
– Material culture and religious objects

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About Maria Stürzebecher

I am the curator of the Museum Old Synagogue in Erfurt and scientific coordinator for the UNESCO World Heritage application Jewish-Medieval Heritage in Erfurt. Since 2012, I am editing the series "Erfurter Schriften zur Jüdischen Geschichte"; in 2020, the 6th volume "Ritual Objects in Ritual Contexts." was published. I studied History of Arts, Archaeology, Sociology and History and wrote my PhD thesis about the medieval Erfurt Treasure, which was published in 2009 entitled „Der Schatzfund aus der Erfurter Michaelisstrasse – Mittelalterliche Goldschmiedearbeiten als Zeugnisse jüdischen Lebens in Erfurt“.