Mortera's Influence On Spinoza's Philosophy.
The relationship between Rabbi Saul Levy Mortera and Benedictus de Spinoza has been alluded to by many scholars, but it has not been studied in detail. I researched Mortera's theological writings and discovered that his monotheistic critique of Christianity paved the way for Spinoza's materialism.
Montepeque, Axel, "Mortera's Influence On Spinoza's Philosophy." (2000). URC Student Scholarship.
Paul K. and Evelyn E. Cook Richter Fellowship