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Baer, "Abnerof Burgos' Sefer Minhat Kenaot and its Influence on Hasdai Crescas,"(Hebrew) Tarbiz,11 (1940), pp. 204-205; and see Baer, A History, 1, pp. 333-334 on religious conversion and predestinationin Abner'sMorehsedek. 48. See Z. Graetz,History of the Jews (Hebrew) (Warsaw:Ahisefer, 1890), 5, pp. 396-397. 49. See Baer, A History, 2, p. 143. Baer accepts the Christiantraditionregardingthe decisive influence of Thomas Aquinas on the conversion of Solomon Halevi, and argues that his belief in predestination broughthim to adopt the name Paul the Apostle.

73 Descriptionsof these coerced sermons as attackson a passive Jewish audience74 is not exact. 76This is not enough, however,to deny the Jews any kind of response. 77 Rather,in my opinion, the orderto listen patiently was intendedto preventoutburstsand argumentsfrom eruptingduring the sermons,but not to preventdebateto develop once the Christianpreacherhad finished. James' decree of August 29, 1263, following the Barcelonadispute which allowed PaulChristianto sermonizeamong the Jews, clearlystipulatedthathe was allowed to dispute with the Jews.

82. Baer,A History, 1, p. 160. 83. Johnston,"RamonLlull,"p. 24, n. " 84. J. Riera i Sans, "Les llicencies reials per predicaralsjueus i als sarrains(Segles XIIi-XIV), Calls, 11(1987), p. 18. 85. R. Chazan,"Confrontationin the Synagogue of Narbonne:A ChristianSermonand a Jewish Reply,"HarvardTheologicalReview, LXVII (1974), pp. 437-457. See Chazan, Daggers, p. 43; see too M. Saperstein,Decoding the Rabbis:A Thirteenth-CenturyCommentary on the Aggadah (Cambridge:HarvardUniversity Press, 1980), pp.

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