John Paul II and the Jewish People: A Christian-Jewish Dialogue

John Paul II and the Jewish People: A Christian-Jewish Dialogue

by David G. Dalin
     
 

As a collection of essays, John Paul II and the Jewish People is united by the towering figure of John Paul II and by the ever-increasing urgency of Jewish-Christian understanding and reconciliation. Each contribution is rich and instructive, and the resulting whole offers a fascinating picture of the relationship of Jews and Christians today.See more details below

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As a collection of essays, John Paul II and the Jewish People is united by the towering figure of John Paul II and by the ever-increasing urgency of Jewish-Christian understanding and reconciliation. Each contribution is rich and instructive, and the resulting whole offers a fascinating picture of the relationship of Jews and Christians today.

Editorial Reviews

Jonathan D. Sarna
Jews remember Pope John Paul II as the pope who considered Jews “elder brothers,” appreciated the significance of the Shoah, recognized Israel, and did more to repair Catholic-Jewish relations than any of his predecessors. This volume documents and analyzes the Pontiff’s remarkable relationship with the Jewish people. Its chapters, written by leading Catholic and Jewish thinkers, exemplify inter-religious dialogue at its best.
Thomas G. Weinandy
Brotherly relations between Jews and Christians are essential in our world today where strife and discord among various religions so prevails. This book is, then, a substantial, timely and welcomed contribution that positively advances this fraternal dialogue between Jews and Christians today.
Gary Anderson
The deep respect and even admiration that many Jewish persons have expressed for the papacy of John Paul II is grounded in his tireless efforts to mend the terrible wound of Christian anti-Semitism. In this volume the reader is granted an in depth account of what animated the thought of this remarkable Pope. For his love for the Jewish people was not an idiosyncrasy of his own person but an expression of what he believed was a deep, but sadly obscured, truth of the Christian faith.
Reverend Richard John Neuhaus
This remarkable book exemplifies the wisdom of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel who said, ‘Interfaith dialogue begins with faith.’ In these pages, the deepest differences are not ignored but respectfully engaged and imaginatively explored.
December 2008 American Catholic Studies
These essays ask the right questions and probe for satisfying answers.
March 2009 American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
This is an important tribute to the late Pope, who exemplified amity and respect between irreducible claims of Jews and Catholics to heal centuries of teaching of contempt and suspicion.
March 2009 American Reference Books Annual
This is an important tribute to the late Pope, who exemplified amity and respect between irreducible claims of Jews and Catholics to heal centuries of teaching of contempt and suspicion.
First Things
A valuable book of essays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742559981
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.51(w) x 9.39(h) x 0.72(d)

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