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The Catholic Church and the Jewish People
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This book makes available in English important essays that mark the fortieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions (Nostra Aetate). Surveying Vatican dialogues and documents, the essays explore challenging theological questions posed by the Shoah and the Catholic recognition of the Jewish people's covenantal life with God.



Featuring essays by Vatican officials, leading rabbis, diplomats, and Catholic and Jewish scholars, the book discusses the nature of Christian-Jewish relations and the need to remember their conflicted and often tragic

history, aspects of a Christian theology of Judaism, the Catholic-Jewish dialogue since the Shoah, and the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Israel. The book includes an essay

by Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, and documents on the rapprochement between the Church and the Jewish people.; "The Catholic Church and the Jewish People is an extraordinarily useful commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the Vatican Council Declaration on the Jews. Outstanding authorities provide historical perspective, an account of the evolution of the document itself, and analyses of its impact on Jewish-Catholic relations both in the immediate aftermath of the Council and in the long term. An invaluable collection for academics, interfaith activists, and all Jews and Christians interested in the historic transformation in their mutual relations inaugurated by Vatican II."

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Part 1. Reflections on the Relationship between Jews and Christians
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Paths Taken and Enduring Questions in Jewish-Christian Relations Today: Thirty Years of the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews
  2. pp. 3-11
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  1. 2. Progress and Issues of the Dialogue from a Jewish Viewpoint
  2. pp. 12-22
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  1. 3. Jewish Perspectives on Christianity
  2. pp. 23-28
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  1. 4. Reflections toward Jewish-Christian Dialogue
  2. pp. 29-38
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  1. Part 2. The Need to Remember
  2. pp. 39-40
  1. 5. The Difficult Apprenticeship of Diversity
  2. pp. 41-53
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  1. 6. The Shoah as a Shadow upon and a Stimulus to Jewish-Christian Dialogue
  2. pp. 54-70
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  1. Part 3. Toward a Christian Theology of Judaism
  2. pp. 71-72
  1. 7. Israel and the Church—The Two Explorers of the Promised Land: Toward a Christian Theology of Judaism
  2. pp. 73-91
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  1. 8. The Covenant That Was Never Revoked: The Foundations of a Christian Theology of Judaism
  2. pp. 92-112
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  1. 9. Jewish-Christian Relations: A Conciliar Discovery and Its Methodological Consequences for Dogmatic Theology
  2. pp. 113-126
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  1. Part 4. The Post-Shoah Catholic-Jewish Dialogue
  2. pp. 127-128
  1. 10. Nostra Aetate and the Discovery of the Sacrament of Otherness
  2. pp. 129-151
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  1. 11. The Creation and Work of the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews
  2. pp. 152-158
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  1. 12. The Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews and the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee
  2. pp. 159-166
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  1. 13. A Sign of Great Hope: The Beginning of the Dialogue between the Holy See and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel
  2. pp. 167-176
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  1. Part 5. The New Relationship between the Holy See and the State of Israel
  2. pp. 177-178
  1. 14. The Vatican and Israel
  2. pp. 179-185
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  1. 15. The State of Israel and the Holy See
  2. pp. 186-189
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  1. Appendices
  2. pp. 191-256
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 257-258
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  1. About the Editors
  2. pp. 259-260
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 241-260
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 261-282
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  1. Index of Scriptural Passages
  2. pp. 269-272
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  1. Fordham University Press's Abrahamic Dialogues Series
  2. pp. 273-274
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