Jewish-Christian Relations

Francis's Interreligious Friendships

It's not the case that Francis has little interest in theological exchanges. Rather, interreligious friendships are more the basis for dialogue than its by-product.

On Anti-Semitism

People don't like being told of atrocities. They don't like atrocious problems. They don't like problems which might perchance result in some self-...

Mark of Belonging

A decade ago, who would have guessed that controversies about male circumcision would roil European countries and achieve resonance in the United States?

Getting Past Supersessionism

"How do we portray the ur-conflict, the 'impossible relationship' between an old immovable object and a new irresistible force as they collided in...

'Embers Continue to Smolder'

To get an inkling of the power of anti-Judaic legacy, I recommend reading a gospel in one sitting. Or better yet, watch 'The Gospel of John' with a Jewish friend.

Not Conversion, but Communion

Recent papal teaching, particularly since John Paul II, portrays God’s covenant with the Jews as valid and irrevocable.

Dual-Covenant Theology vs. Dual-Truth Theory

An interreligious dialogue in which parties explain away their distinctive truth claims can help to improve relations among participants, but at great cost.

'What Our Church Has Inflicted on Judaism'

To foster a more productive Catholic-Jewish dialogue we need to pose two further questions, one backward-looking and one forward-looking.

The Current of Creation

The profound transformation of public life wrought by Christian charity did not come out of nowhere; it was an inheritance the church received from the synagogue.

Through a Glass Darkly

In this brilliantly argued intellectual history, David Nirenberg asks how influential figures in the Western tradition have thought about Judaism over the millennia.

The Thorny Path

In a certain sense, every Christian is Jewish. This is something I could have told you years ago—I’m a scholar of religion, after all. But it’s possible to know a...

Gained in Translation

The medieval manuscripts currently on view at Manhattan’s Jewish Museum in Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries are stunning in their beauty....
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Book Reviews

Medieval Christianity

April 20, 2015 | 2 comments

Herzl's Vision

February 9, 2015 | 0 comments

At Home in Exile

February 9, 2015 | 1 comment

'Til Faith Do Us Part

December 18, 2014 | 7 comments

Christ Actually

October 30, 2014 | 1 comment

Through a Glass Darkly

September 16, 2013 | 1 comment