Kessler, Edward and Neil Wenborn, eds., A Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations

A review of the new reference work on the history and contemporary realities of the Christian-Jewish encounter, with some 700 articles by more than 100 Jewish and Christian scholars from 14 countries.

Book Review

A Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations

Edited by Edward Kessler and Neil Wenborn

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge & New York, 2005

xxix + 507 pp., £120 or $195.00

This new reference work from Cambridge University Press has been described as "An A to Z companion to 2,000 years of encounter between Judaism and Christianity." Published in December, 2005, the Dictionary of Jewish–Christian Relations was edited by Dr. Edward Kessler, Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations in Cambridge, England, and Neil Wenborn, a professional writer and editor. It contains more than 700 entries, from Aaron to Zionism, each highlighting the particular connections of the topic to Christian-Jewish relations in history and today. The authors of the articles include more than 100 Jewish and Christian scholars from the U.K., the U.S.A., Canada, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Russia, Israel, Australia, and New Zealand. The book also includes an extensive bibliography.

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