The Catholic Church and the Jew­ish Peo­ple: Recent Reflec­tions from Rome

Philip A. Cun­ning­ham, Nor­bert J. Hof­mann, and Joseph Siev­ers, eds.
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By – March 5, 2012
This help­ful col­lec­tion makes avail­able impor­tant essays pre­sent­ed at a con­fer­ence mark­ing the forty year anniver­sary of Nos­tra Aetate, the Sec­ond Vat­i­can Council’s Dec­la­ra­tion on the Rela­tion­ship of the Church to Non-Chris­t­ian Reli­gions. The essays are by Vat­i­can offi­cials and rab­bis as well as diplo­mats and schol­ars from both faith tra­di­tions. The top­ics cov­ered include reflec­tions on the rela­tion­ships past and present, as well as future efforts to forge a Chris­t­ian the­ol­o­gy of Judaism, and devel­op­ments in rela­tions with Israel. Impor­tant doc­u­ments of the past few decades are pre­sent­ed in appen­dix­es. The dis­cus­sions are inter­est­ing and show both the promis­ing devel­op­ments as well as con­tin­ued ten­sions, often express­ing deep and nuanced reflec­tions from a vari­ety of per­spec­tives. Indexes.
Mark D. Nanos, Ph.D., Uni­ver­si­ty of Kansas, is the author of Mys­tery­of Romans, win­ner of the 1996 Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award, Charles H. Revson­Award in Jew­ish-Chris­t­ian Relations.

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