Abner of Burgos (Alfonso of Valladolid)

   Spanish scholar. A convert to Christianity, he wrote anti-Jewish polemical tracts and engaged in disputes with Jewish scholars. He formulated an ideological justification for his conversion in Epistle on Fate.

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  • Abner of Burgos — (ca. 1270 ca. 1347, or a little later) was a Jewish philosopher, a convert to Christianity and polemical writer against his former religion. Known after his conversion as Alfonso of Valladolid.LifeAs a student he acquired a certain mastery in… …   Wikipedia

  • Alfonso de Valladolid — Alfonso o Alonso de Valladolid, nacido judío con el nombre Abner, Abbner o Amer de Burgos y conocido también como Alfonso de Burgos (Burgos, 1270 Valladolid, 1346), rabino y escritor hispanohebreo en castellano y hebreo converso al Cristianismo.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Abner von Burgos — (Abner aus Burgos, als Christ nach seiner erst spät vollzogenen Taufe: Alfonso de Valladolid; * 1270 in Burgos; † 1347 in Valladolid) war ein christlicher Arzt und Philosoph jüdischer Herkunft bzw. zählte zu den Marranen. Er zweifelte an der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ABNER OF BURGOS — (also Alfonso of Valladolid or of Burgos; c. 1270–1340), apostate and anti Jewish polemicist. Abner was practicing as a physician in Burgos in 1295, at the time of the appearance of the false prophet in avila . Some of those who had been confused …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abner de Burgos — Abnẹr de Bụrgos   [auch ap ], Alfonso de Valladolid …   Universal-Lexikon

  • VALLADOLID — VALLADOLID, city in N. central spain . As the chief city of the kingdom of Castile and the meeting place of the Cortes, Valladolid attracted many Jews to settle there; it is also connected with decrees and edicts issued there against both the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Marranen — oder Marranos, auch conversos und Neuchristen (span. Cristianos nuevos, port. Cristãos novos) sind iberische Juden und deren Nachkommen, die unter Zwang oder schwerem Druck zum Christentum bekehrt wurden. Oft wurde ihnen vorgeworfen, als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SPAIN — (in Hebrew at first אספמיא then ספרד), country in S.W. Europe. The use of the word Spain to denote Sepharad has caused some confusion in research. Spain came into being long after the Jews had been expelled from the Crowns of Castile and Aragon,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • IBN SASSON, SAMUEL BEN JOSEPH — IBN SASSON, SAMUEL BEN JOSEPH, Castilian poet during the reign of Alfonso XI (1312–50). He lived in Carrión de los Condes and Frómista, small towns in the north of Castile, having modest means and being almost crushed by economic problems. It is… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE LITERATURE — Biblical and Hebraic Influences One result of the Christian struggle against Muslim invaders of the Iberian peninsula from the eighth century onward was the blending of national and religious aspirations, which revealed itself in Spanish… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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