Addison, Lancelot
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Lancelot Addison, an Anglican minister and scholar of Judaism and Islam, was born in Maulds Meaburn, England, in 1632, and died in Lichfield, England, in 1703. Between 1663 and 1670, Addison was the chaplain of the British colony of Tangier, in present-day Morocco. He was acquainted with many of the Sephardic Jews living in Tangier at the time and attempted to convert them to Christianity. Through conversations with Jews and Muslims, observation of Jewish practices in Tangier, and wide reading in late Renaissance scholarship, Addison compiled materials …

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William J. Bulman, “Addison, Lancelot”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 30 March 2017
First published online: 2010



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