The Council of Centers for Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR), an organization linking some 30 centers and institutes on Christian-Jewish relations in the United States and Canada as well as affiliate institutions in other countries, has announced the founding of a new, open-access electronic journal entitled Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations. Published in collaboration with the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College and the Boston College Libraries, the journal will publish peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary scholarship on the history, theology, and contemporary realities of Jewish-Christian relations. It will also offer reviews of new books and other materials in the field.
The journal will be co-edited by Philip A. Cunningham, Executive Director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College, and Edward Kessler, Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. The managing editor will be Audrey Doetzel, NDS of Boston College, and the reviews editors will be Emmanouela Grypeou and Helen Spurling of Cambridge University and David Sandmel of Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. The editorial board, which will be assisted by an extensive roster of peer reviewers, includes the directors of leading institutions in Christian-Jewish relations in the United States, Europe, and Israel.
Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations will be published on a continuous basis, posting material as available, which then will be cumulated in annual volumes. The journal will appear only on-line, not in print. The first articles and reviews are slated for publication at the end of October 2005 to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council declaration Nostra Aetate. There is no subscription fee. Readers may register to receive e-mailed notification of newly published materials. Visit the journal's website at: http://escholarship.bc.edu/scjr/.
Scholars of any discipline relevant to the relationship between Jews and Christians are invited to consider submitting articles. These may include, but are not limited to, biblical, ethical, historical, liturgical, and theological studies, political science, or contemporary topics. Detailed guidelines for submitting materials may be found at: http://escholarship.bc.edu/scjr/policies.html.