Reading Violent Scripture

Kessler, Edward | 28.02.2005

This essay will offer a variety of approaches to the interpretation of violent biblical texts. This is valuable in a world where violence is often carried out in the name of religion, justified by a particular interpretation of one or more sacred texts. … [more]

The Relationship of the Old and the New Covenant as One of the Central Issues in Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Kasper, Walter | 28.02.2005

About the concept of covenant in Jewish and Christian tradition - and its meaning for Jewish-Christian dialogue … [more]

Two Covenants or One?

Williams, Rowan | 31.12.2004

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, explores the meaning of covenant in biblical teaching and in Jewish and Christian experience, suggesting that Jews and Christians today are called to challenge one another to covenantal faithfulness. A lecture delivered at the conference on “The Meaning of Covenant in Judaism, Christianity, and Jewish-Christian Relations” held at the Centre of the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations in Cambridge, England, in December 2004. … [more]

Paths of Peace (Darkei Shalom) in the Jewish Tradition

Signer, Michael A. | 31.07.2004

In an address given at a meeting of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee, Rabbi Michael A. Signer, Abrams Professor in the Department of Theology of the University of Notre Dame (U.S.A.), explores the variety of meanings of shalom (peace) in Jewish thought, liturgy, and life. … [more]

The Synagogue and the Separation of the Christians

Lieu, Judith | 31.05.2004

Judith Lieu, Professor of New Testament at King’s College, London, explores the variety of relations between Jews and Christians in the first centuries of the Common Era that makes “the parting of the ways” a more complex development than is commonly assumed. … [more]

Holocaust Denial: What It Is and Why Evangelical Scholars Must Categorically Reject It

Pierard, Richard V. | 30.04.2004

Dr. Richard Pierard, Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Indiana, reviews and refutes the views of those who deny the reality or scope of the Holocaust, categorizing such arguments as "pseudohistory" and as a vicious form of antisemitism. … [more]

Christian-Jewish Relations – The Legacy of Pope John Paul II

Rosen, David | 29.02.2004

Rabbi David Rosen, director of Department of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee, reviews the weighty contributions of Pope John Paul II to the 'revolution in Catholic-Jewish relations' in recent decades. … [more]

Judaism as "Sacrament of Otherness"

Cunningham, Philip A. | 29.02.2004

Philip A. Cunningham, director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College, explores the idea of Judaism as a “sacrament of otherness” for Christians. … [more]

Blindness or Insight? The Jewish Rejection of Jesus Christ

Signer, Michael A. | 31.01.2004

Rabbi Michael Signer, Abrams Professor in the Department of Theology at Notre Dame University, reviews some classic Jewish responses to the historical figure of Jesus and to Christian claims about him, and highlights the opportunity for productive new conversations about such issues between Jews and Christians. … [more]

Antisemitism: A Wound to be Healed. Reflections for the Fourth European Day of Jewish Culture

Kasper, Walter | 31.10.2003

Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Vatican's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, reviews the fundamental relation of the church and Christianity to the Jews and Judaism, affirming the ongoing validity of God's covenant with the Jewish people and decrying any form of antisemitism.   … [more]