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The Catholic Church and the Jewish PeopleRecent Reflections from Rome$
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Philip A Cunningham, Norbert J. Hofmann, and Joseph Sievers

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780823228058

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823228058.001.0001

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8. The Covenant that was Never Revoked: The Foundations of a Christian Theology of Judaism

8. The Covenant that was Never Revoked: The Foundations of a Christian Theology of Judaism

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(p.92) 8. The Covenant that was Never Revoked: The Foundations of a Christian Theology of Judaism
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The Catholic Church and the Jewish People
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Erich Zenger

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823228058.003.0008

At least in the realm of Catholic and Protestant theology, an ecumenical consensus has been reached on various fundamental principles of a possible Christian understanding of Judaism. These fundamental propositions can be summarized as follows. First, at no point in time did God revoke his covenant with Israel. Second, it is true that there remain between Christianity and Judaism a number of profound differences as far as their reciprocal understanding is concerned; at the same time, however, these two religions are inextricably bound. According to the words of Pope John Paul II, Judaism is not solely an extrinsic reality for the Catholic Church, but is in a certain sense intrinsic to Christianity itself. This chapter discusses the traditional theological roots of Christian hostility toward the Jews and the document “The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible”, published on May 24, 2001, which is highlighted as a major turning point in the history of the relationship between Christians and Jews.

Keywords:   Christians, Jews, theology, Catholic Church, Judaism, Christianity, Israel, Pope John Paul II, covenant

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