The Pope and the Rabbi on Jesus

At http://www.forward.com/articles/the-pope-and-i-a-debate-with-jesus-is-joined-by-b/   Jacob Neusner briefly describes his reaction at finding out that Benedict XVI's new book on Jesus engages with Neusner's own earlier book on Jesus.  He particularly stresses that it marks a return to the kind of disputations that Christians and Jews (and Muslims, too) emgaged in during the Middle Ages, when truth-claims were understood to be at stake and were considered to be matters of reasoned debate. 

Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, professor emeritus of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America, is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of New York.

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