Converso


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Con·ver·so

 (kən-vĕr′sō)
n. pl. Con·ver·sos
A Spanish or Portuguese Jew who converted outwardly to Christianity in the late Middle Ages so as to avoid persecution or expulsion, though often continuing to practice Judaism in secret.

[Spanish, a convert, from converso, converted, from Medieval Latin conversus, from Latin, past participle of convertere, to turn around, convert; see convert.]

converso

(kɒnˈvɜːsəʊ)
n
a medieval Spanish Jew who converted to Catholicism, usually in order to avoid persecution from either the Spanish Inquisition or the Portugese Inquisition
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Converso - (medieval Spain and Portugal) a Jew or Moor who professed to convert to Christianity in order to avoid persecution or expulsion
convert - a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
Marrano - (medieval Spain and Portugal) a disparaging term for a Jew who converted to Christianity in order to avoid persecution but continued to practice their religion secretly
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In that year, a charitable confraternity (cofradia de la Caridad) routed their procession of the Virgin through the converso neighborhood of the city.
En definitiva, me inclino a la tesis de un autor converso para el Lazarillo que ya fue propuesta por Americo Castro, seguida por Stephen Gilman y continuada por otros estudiosos.
Ethnically Jewish converso humanistic scholar Vives (1493-1540) left Spain and spent most of his life in the Low Countries.
Tambien converso con Rosa Isabel Lopez, quien trabaja en esta Casa de la Tercera edad, desde hace 25 anos.
Suarez Varela escribe sobre el procurador vallisoletano Alonso de Saravia, un polifacetico dirigente comunero, del que piensa que su vinculacion a las Comunidades no cree se deba a su condicion de converso sino a "vivencias personales".
The figure of the Jewish converso was recognized by early modern English men and women as a "familiar religious chameleon" that challenged the notion of a cohesive identity and, further, destabilized the binaries of Christianity and Judaism.
En doce capitulos Beaumont analiza variados aspectos que estan implicados en la teologia espiritual del converso ingles: las relaciones entre teologia, moral y espiritualidad; la naturaleza de la experiencia espiritual; las caracteristicas de la conversion cristiana; las relaciones entre vida espiritual y otras realidades, como el dogma, los misterios de la Trinidad y la Encarnacion, la salvacion, la fe, la razon y la etica; el tema de la conciencia; la vida cristiana como <<entrenamiento>> espiritual; la relacion del cristiano con el mundo; la relacion entre naturaleza y gracia; y la <<belleza de la santidad>>.
De que manera las modificaciones que hace el converso a su vida y a su rutina facilitan o dificultan su integracion social?
Alfonso de la Torre, de quien no sabemos gran cosa fuera de su condicion de converso y del influjo ejercido en el por Maimonides y los filosofos arabes del Medievo, se situa en un terreno intelectual sin adscripcion religiosa concreta y en un dialogo didactico entre el Entendimiento y la Naturaleza pone en boca del primero, sin que la segunda acierte a responderle sino con un rutinario engrudo doctrinal, las siguientes palabras:
He provides documentation that Servet's mother was of converso (Jewish convert) origin and that Anton Servet, probably an "old Christian," was his stepfather.
Converso and Sephardic exiles living in the Diaspora, who had a strong sense of messianic fervor, upheld Esther as a Jewish savior who came from within the Jewish community: she was considered one of these exiles.
The first is the confession of Osvaldo, a converso or convert from Judaism, whose opening statement ("I am not myself") initiates an extended meditation on identity.