"In Our Time," that is, within the last fifty years, the world has witnessed the greatest improvements in Catholic-Jewish relations since the death of Jesus of Nazareth. Many courageous people contributed to this improvement. Catholics and Jews have embarked on a historic engagement with one another.
But one event, one stroke of a pen, on October 28, 1965, made all of this possible. This modest book tells this momentous tale....
James M. Barrens is the former Executive Director of the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida. He is also the former Lead Organizer of Congregations United for Community Action, a St. Petersburg, Florida social justice organization comprised of thirty-seven diverse religious congregations, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Quaker, Unitarian-Universalist, Bahia, and others. Mr. Barrens, who is Roman Catholic, has been recognized by local and national media for having a unique and accessible yet scholarly perspective on Catholic-Jewish relations, as well as interfaith relations in general. He completed his undergraduate studies in Sociology at The American University in Washington, D.C., and his graduate studies in Theology at Saint Leo University. And, oh yes, his wife, Ruth, is Jewish.
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Table of ContentsCONTENTS Introduction 1 PART I: CATHOLIC-JEWISH RELATIONS: HISTORICAL CONTEXT 1 Beginnings 6 2 The Second Century to the Crusades 11 3 The Crusades 13 4 The Spanish Inquisition 15 5 The Shoah (The Holocaust) and Its Effects on the Collective Catholic Conscience 19 PART II: THE GREAT CHANGES 6 The Founding of the State of Israel 30 7 The 1947 International Emergency Conference on Anti-Semitism 32 8 The Influence of Giuseppe Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (Saint John XXIII) and The Second Vatican Council and Nostra Aetate (In Our Time) 34 9 The Critical Influence of Jules Isaac and "The Teaching of Contempt" 37 10 Cardinal Augustin Bea, S.J. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel 39 PART III: THE ELEMENTS OF NOSTRA AETATE 11 What did Nostra Aetate actually say and do? 44 12 Pope John Paul II's Influence on Catholic-Jewish Relations 47 13 The Fruits of Nostra Aetate: Milestones in Modern Catholic-Jewish Relations 51 14 Unresolved Issues 67 PART IV: CURRENT CATHOLIC-JEWISH RELATIONS 15 The Solidarity Expressed by Pope Francis 72 16 Conclusion 75 Appendix A: Text of Nostra Aetate 78 Appendix B: The Ten Points of Seelisberg 89 Appendix C: Listing of Members of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations 94 Appendix D: Select Bibliography 105