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

Philip A Cunningham, Norbert J. Hofmann, and Joseph Sievers

Abstract

This book makes available in fifteen chapters English essays that mark the fortieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions (Nostra Aetate). Surveying Vatican dialogues and documents, the chapters explore theological questions posed by the Shoah and the Catholic recognition of the Jewish people's covenantal life with God. Featuring essays by Vatican officials, leading rabbis, diplomats, and Catholic and Jewish scholars, the book discusses the nature of Christian–Jewish relations and the need to remember their conflict ... More

Keywords: Second Vatican Council, Church, non-Christian religions, Nostra Aetate, Shoah, Catholic, God, rabbis, Christian–Jewish relations, Judaism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780823228058
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823228058.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip A Cunningham, editor

Norbert J. Hofmann, author

Joseph Sievers, author

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Contents

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Part 1 Reflections on the Relationship between Jews and Christians

4. Reflections Toward Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Maria Martini, and Cardinal Carlo

Part 2 The Need to Remember

Part 3 Toward a Christian Theology of Judaism

Part 4 The Post-Shoah Catholic-Jewish Dialogue

Part 5 The New Relationship between the Holy See and the State of Israel

14. The Vatican and Israel

Cardinal Achille Silvestrini