Costa, Uriel da


Costa, Uriel da
(1585-1640)
   Portuguese rationalist. He was born in Oporto into a marrano family. After moving to Amsterdam in c. 1615 he returned to Judaism, but he was later excommuni-cated because of his heretical views about rabbinic doctrine and practice. His subsequent attack on the Bible led to a second ban.

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  • COSTA, URIEL DA — (Acosta, alias Adam Romes; 1583/4–1640), philosopher and free thinker. He was born as Gabriel da Costa in Oporto, Portugal, into a New Christian or Converso family, his father being a devout Catholic. After studying Canon Law at Coimbra, he… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • COSTA, Uriel da — (1585–1640)    A Jewish scholar from Hamburg, Germany, where he was excommunicated because of his heterodox ideas. Da Costa settled in Amsterdam and there got into trouble again with the rabbis and the Portuguese community, who upheld the ban… …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • Costa, Uriel da — (1585–1640)    Heretical scholar. Da Costa was of Marrano stock, and was born in Oporto, Portugal. He was devoutly Catholic and began his career as an official of the Church. Through his studies he became convinced of the truth of Judaism and, in …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Uriel Acosta — Uriel da Costa (latinisiert Uriel Acosta; * Ende 1583 oder Anfang 1584 in Porto; † April 1640 in Amsterdam) war ein Philosoph, Theologiekritiker und Freidenker portugiesisch jüdischer Herkunft. Seine Autobiographie enthält eine der frühesten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Uriel da Costa — und der junge Spinoza. Darstellung von Samuel Hirszenberg 1901. Uriel da Costa (latinisiert: Uriel Acosta, geboren als und bis 1614 Gabriel da Costa, zeitweise: Adam Romes; * 1585 in Porto; † April 1640 in Amsterdam) war ein Religionsphilosoph,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Uriel da Costa — (c. 1585 ndash; April 1640) or Uriel Acosta (from the Latin form of his Portuguese surname, Costa , or da Costa ) was a philosopher and skeptic from Portugal.LifeDa Costa was born in Porto with the name Gabriel da Costa. He hailed from a converso …   Wikipedia