RELATIONS

            JEWISH-CHRISTIAN  -- CHRISTIAN JEWISH

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I include this section on this Scripture web site:

1)  because of its obvious and increasingly important connection with the Christian Scriptures, 
2)  because some feel that anti-Semitism is rooted in the Christian Scriptures, 
3)  because of long-standing and personal interest in this very delicate matter since reading Jules Isaac's The Teaching of Contempt when first published many years ago (1964),
4)  because there are several Catholic, Christian, Jewish and perhaps other colleagues on campus who are interested in this question and because we  also have an annual Rabbi Wall symposium,
5)  because it is not always known how far the Catholic Church has traveled since Vatican II (1965) and its declaration on the treatment of Jews (Nostra Aetate). The Catholic Church and other Christian bodies have gone through several stages since then and both Christians and Jews should be conscious of the many advances, still in progress, which have been made. Feelings are sensitive (e.g., the case of  Pius XII, see below) and positions should be based on the most complete and accurate information possible. Eugene Fisher (an outstanding authority) says, "In speaking with Jewish groups I have noticed over the years that while the statement of the Second Vatican Council is well known, other official Catholic and Protestant statements that have been put out since then are not so well-known" (Jewish-Christian Relations 1989-1993, Documenting the Dialogue, prg. 1).  Hopefully, this web collection will be a source of such information and encourage dialogue, understanding, and the reform of what needs correction.  

The amount of material available on Christian-Jewish Relations is enormous. The following is a small selection but it may serve as a starting point. I will appreciate any significant contributions which might make the list more useful. Please send to pcouture@smcvt.edu

Paul Couture, SSE
St. Michael's College

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N.B. Because of overlap, this is not a strict classification but it may be of some use.

 

Sources and Collections

JEWISH CHRISTIAN RELATIONS
http://www.jcrelations.net/ (main page)
By Fritz Voll. This is by far the most complete site on Jewish Christian Relations that I have found. It presents various views (Christian and Jewish) and includes scholars of renown. Contents: Articles, Statements, Resources, People, Other Links, Home, Organizations, Institutes, Reports, Conferences, Site Index. Each one of these sub-sections is an extensive site in itself. Some of its citings are repeated below for ease of access and to highlight their importance.

JEWISH HISTORY SOURCE BOOK
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/jewish/jewishsbook.html
By Paul Hallsall, Fordham University. Contents: People of Israel; Emergence of Judaism; Jewish Middle Ages; Jewish Life Since the Enlightenment, Further Resources on Jewish History.

AMAZON
Look under Christian Jewish Dialogue

Center for Christian Jewish Learning  
http://www.bc.edu/research/cjl/
Boston College. "This website offers educational and dialogical aids, theological articles, official documents, and program information."

Christian-Jewish Relation
http://www.jcrelations.net/en/?id=2153
Robert Anderson

 Joint Declaration on the Program of Jewish Studies 
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccatheduc/documents/rc_con_ccatheduc_doc_20021114_joint-decl_en.html 
Congregation for Catholic Education Commission for Religious Relations with Judaism

Yahoo Search: Jewish Christian Dialogue  
http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p=Jewish+Christian+dialogue 

 

 

Institutes, Workshops, Symposiums

THE RABBI MAX B. WALL ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
Annual symposium in honor of Rabbi Max Wall from Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington, Vermont, teacher at St. Michael's College for more than thirty years. Presentations from 1985-2000.

Center for Christian-Jewish Learning 
http://www.bc.edu/research/cjl/ 
Boston College

CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN-JEWISH UNDERSTANDING
http://www.ccju.org/
Sacred Heart University

THE MEANING OF A SYMPOSIUM
Symposium: The Roots of Anti-Judaism in the Christian Environment.
http://www.vatican.va/jubilee_2000/magazine/documents/ju_mag_01111997_p-22_en.html
Georges Cottier. This gives the background and meaning of the several items that follow below from this symposium.


THE POPE'S VISIT TO THE TEMPIO MAGGIORE....
Symposium: The Roots of Anti-Judaism in the Christian Environment.
http://www.vatican.va/jubilee_2000/magazine/documents/ju_mag_01111997_p-36_en.html
The visit of Pope John II (1986) to the synagogue in Rome. Jeorge Meja

AUSCHWITZ: THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IN A SOCIETY WITHOUT GOD
Symposium: The Roots of Anti-Judaism in the Christian Environment.
http://www.vatican.va/jubilee_2000/magazine/documents/ju_mag_01111997_p-28_en.html
Remi Hoeckman

JOHN PAUL II AND ANTI-SEMITISM, A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
Symposium: The Roots of Anti-Judaism in the Christian Environment.
http://www.vatican.va/jubilee_2000/magazine/documents/ju_mag_01111997_p-42a_en.html
Jean Stern

FROM POPE JOHN PAUL II's DISCOURSE (Visit to Rome Synagogue, 13 April, 1986)
Symposium: The Roots of Anti-Judaism in the Christian Environment.
http://www.vatican.va/jubilee_2000/magazine/documents/ju_mag_01111997_p-42x_en.html

JESUS OF NAZARETH AS SEEN BY JEWISH WRITERS OF THE XX CENTURY
Symposium: The Roots of Anti-Judaism in the Christian Environment.
http://www.vatican.va/jubilee_2000/magazine/documents/ju_mag_01111997_p-48_en.html
Joseph Sievers


WHY CHRISTIAN FAITH NEEDS JUDAISM
Symposium: The Roots of Anti-Judaism in the Christian Environment.
http://www.vatican.va/jubilee_2000/magazine/documents/ju_mag_01111997_p-24_en.html
Card. Roger Etchegaray.

Cardinal Bea Center for Judaic Studies    
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccatheduc/documents/rc_con_ccatheduc_doc_20021114_joint-decl_en.html 
Centered at the Gregorian University in Rome.

 

Bibliography

SAINT MICHAEL'S COLLEGE
In the St. Michael's College catalogue, scroll down to Subject, then insert "Judaism-Relations-Christianity," "Judaism" and related terms.

Eugene Fisher
http://www.jcrelations.net/en/?id=809

Christian-Jewish Relations: Annotated Bibliography  
http://www.jcrelations.net/en/?area=Bibliographies
Rev Prof Robert Anderson AM 

 

 

Statements, Directives


THE HOLY SEE
http://www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm

Vatican (English). Look under Search (documents).

NOSTRA AETATE
http://www.ewtn.com/library/COUNCILS/v2non.htm
Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions. Second Vatican Council, 1965.


NOSTRA AETATE: A MILESTONE
http://www.vatican.va/jubilee_2000/magazine/documents/ju_mag_01111997_p-31_en.html
Pier Francesco Fumagalli

Dabru Emet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dabru_Emet

Professor David Novak Views

The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible  
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/pcb_documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20020212_popolo-ebraico_en.html 
Pontifical Biblical Commission, 2001 

World Council of Churches
http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/wcc-programmes/interreligious-dialogue-and-cooperation/interreligious-trust-and-respect/ecumenical-considerations-on-jewish-christian-dialogue.html
Ecumenical Considerations on the Jewish-Christian Dialogue

The Bible, The Jews, and the Death of Jesus
http://www.usccbpublishing.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=456
Bishops' Committee Issues Collection of Documents on `The Bible, The Jews, and The Death of Jesus' Feb. 2004. A collection of key documents of Catholic teaching on the Church's relationship to the Jews and its opposition to anti-Semitism.

Joint Declaration of the 19th International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee, Cape Town Nov. 407, 2006
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Joint+Declaration+19th+International+Catholic-Jewish+Liaison+Committee&btnG=Google+Search

Jewish Christian Relations. Recommended Links and Readings 
http://www.bigbrother.net/~mugwump/jcrelations/
Eugene Fisher

 

  

 

Articles, Lectures

RECOMMENDED CHANGES IN THE OBERAMMERGAU PLAY AFTER 1984
http://www.ecumene.org/SHOAH/oberammer.htm
By Leonard Swidler with Gerard Sloyan

THE JEWS IN THE FOURTH GOSPEL  
http://catholic-resources.org/John/Themes-Jews.htm
By Felix Just S.J.

THE COMMISSION FOR RELIGIOUS RELATION WITH THE JEWS
http://www.bc.edu/research/cjl/meta-elements/texts/cjrelations/resources/articles/Kasper_6Nov02.htm
A Crucial Endeavor of  the Catholic Church  .
Cardinal Walter Kasper. Boston College Nov. 6, 2002

http://www.jcrelations.net/en/?id=818

Spiritual and Ethical Commitment in Jewish-Christian Dialogue
http://www.bc.edu/research/cjl/meta-elements/texts/cjrelations/resources/articles/kaspericcj.htm
By Cardinal Walter Kasper International Council of Christians and Jews Annual General Meeting Montevideo, Uruguay, 12 July 2001

Interview with  Eugene Fisher about Nostra Aetate.
Interview with Eugene Fisher

A Holy Land Context for Nostra Aetate
http://escholarship.bc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1008&context=scjr
David M. Neuhaus and Jamal Khader. Studies in  Christian -Jewish Relations, Vol. I (2005-2006).