Christianity and Judaism

Christianity and Judaism A Historical and Theological Overview

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In its origins Christianity is deeply rooted in Judaism. Without a sincere feeling for the Jewish world, therefore, and a direct experience of it, one cannot understand Christianity. Jesus is fully Jewish, the apostles are Jewish, and one cannot …

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Jewish and Christian use of Scripture

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The Jewish people and the Church are two communities having quite different interpretations of a common text. For Jews, Tanakh is their basic law, their constitution, and also their Rettubah with their God. Christians have and read their Old Testament …

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Our Father Abraham: A review on “Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith”

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The author observes that many Christians are regrettably uninformed concerning the roots of Christianity in Hebrew soil. Christian educational institutions have been largely responsible for this lack. Thus, the primary objective of the book is to…

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Anti-Semitism and The New Testament

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In an article in the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Jon Levenson asks the question, “Are there analogues to New Testament Anti-Semitism in the Hebrew Bible?” Is there demonizing and supersessionism in the Hebrew Bible? The answer he gives…

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The Gospel of John and Anti-Jewish Polemic

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Over twelve years ago Samuel Sandmel correctly observed, “John is widely regarded as either the most anti-Semitic or at least the most overtly anti-Semitic of the gospels.” Little has been done to ameliorate that harsh judgment since it was first …

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Accomplishments and Challenges in the Contemporary Jewish-Christian Encounter

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By: John T. Pawlikowski, OSM., Ph.D.
Professor, Catholic Theological Union of Social Ethics

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