It is Not Possible to be Both a Jew and a Christian: Converso Religious Identity

Francis Soyer recently published an article discussing the Inquisitional trial of Custodio Nunes and discusses Converso Religious Identity in the early modern period.

The complex identity of Conversos has always intrigued students who are often led to wonder which identity is actually primary. Converso identity was often the fusion of Christian, Jewish, and other elements.

For an article highlighting Converso identity in the period following the massacres and violence of 1391, see Converso Dualities in the First Generation.

By  Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez, the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education, and author of What is Kosher?

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