The Controversy Surrounding the 2008 Good Friday Prayer in Europe:  The Discussion and its Theological Implications

Henrix, Hans Hermann | 11.09.2009

With courtesy of The Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations, United States/Canada … [more]

Judaic Models of Social Transformation

Gorsky, Jonathan | 31.05.2009

Over the last two decades environmental issues have moved from political margins to centre stage. Green politics are no longer confined to minority parties: mainstream politicians as diverse as John McCain in the U.S.A and Angela Merkel in Germany have put environment high on their agendas and in the U.K the main parties compete in acquiring green credentials, even if the gulf between rhetoric and reality – riding bicycles and building new airports – remains quite alarming. … [more]

Pope Benedict XVI on Jews and Judaism: Retreat or Reaffirmation

Pawlikowski, John T. | 30.04.2009

Pope Benedict XVI entered the papacy with some track record with respect to Catholic-Jewish relations. This is especially true in terms of the theological understanding of Christianity"s relationship with Judaism. … [more]

Schismatic Bishops, Holocaust Denial and Christian-Jewish Relations

McDade SJ, John | 31.03.2009

Pope Benedict’s recent decision to lift the excommunication of four illicitly ordained bishops, followers of Marcel Lefebvre, has sparked controversy and anger because one of them, Richard Williamson, seems to belong to that nasty group of people who deny the scale of the Holocaust. … [more]

Risk and Renewal in Christianity

Pawlikowski, John T. | 31.01.2009

Two of the most contested documents at Vatican Council II were the Declaration on Religious Liberty (Dignitas Humanae) and the Declaration on the Church’s Relationship with Non-Christians (Nostra Aetate). At various moments in the course of the Council it appeared that either or both these documents might be stricken from the agenda. The basic reason for the controversy surrounding these texts is not hard to fathom. … [more]

Eternally Committed to the Other!

Khallouk, Mohammed | 30.11.2008

Levinas's Philosophy as the Basis for the Encounter of different Cultures … [more]

60 years - the Church and the State of Israel

Crüsemann, Frank | 31.08.2008

The churches have changed their theological insights in regard to Judaism but have not made a connection between basic theological insights and their rather short-sighted political declarations regarding Israel and the Middle East conflict. There is an apparent discrepancy between the two that forms a typical pattern hat characterizes the time after WW II up to our days. … [more]

Jewish Influence on Early Christian Liturgy: A Reappraisal

Bradshaw, Paul | 30.06.2008

Although right from the beginning of the scientific study of early Christian worship there were some who examined its Jewish background to look for possible antecedents, yet this line of enquiry was relatively slow in becoming widely established. … [more]

God’s Presence in Israel and Incarnation: A Christian-Jewish Dialogue

Henrix, Hans-Hermann / Kessler, Eduard | 30.06.2008

A theological exchange between a Catholic and a Jewish theologian on the understanding of incarnation. … [more]

First to the Jews and also to the Greeks:'
A Clearing through the Letter to the Romans

Wengst, Klaus | 31.05.2008

Before his experience of being called, Paul had been provoked to persecute those of his compatriots who believed in Jesus as Messiah. As a consequence he could interpret his experience at Damascus only as a calling to be an 'apostle to the nations.' In turn, this resulted for him in his pondering the problem of the relationship of the nations with the God of Israel and therefore also with the people of Israel. … [more]