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Biomedical Issues: A Jewish Perspective

Sherwin, Byron L. | 30.11.2005

A presentation at the International Conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews, Chicago, July, 2005 … [more]

The Historical Character of the Biblical Revelation

Lustiger, Jean-Marie | 30.06.2005

The encounter of religions is one of the fundamental problems of global civilization. But one should immediately note that the Biblical Revelation is to be distinguished from all the other religions, whatever their diversity. For the Biblical Revelation stands out as an historical one. This Revelation is accomplished within and through history. … [more]

Interreligious Dialogue and Jewish-Christian Relations

Ratzinger, Cardinal Joseph (Pope Benedict XVI) | 30.04.2005

The then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, offers a theological perspective on the contemporary encounter of religions, and particularly of Judaism and Christianity. ?The figure of Christ,” he writes, ?simultaneously unites and divides Israel and the Church: it is not in our power to overcome this division, but it keeps us together on the way to what is coming and for this reason must not become an enmity.” Reprinted with permission from Communio: International Catholic Review, 25, no. 1 (1998). … [more]

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]