For over thirty years, a quiet revolution has been going on between Jews and Christians. And now it's time for the whole world to learn about it. This new age of understanding began with Vatican II and its historic proclamation Nostra Aetate, “Our Age.”
In our age, Jews are considered an eternally-blessed people, not hated as enemies of Christ. Jews are loved and honored for their “irrevocable” covenant with God, not blamed or persecuted for the crucifixion. In our age, the sad, misguided anti-Semitism that had often marred the relationship between two great faiths, has given way to a new light, a new love, a new beginning.
In our age, Pope John Paul II became the first pope in history to enter a synagogue, embracing Jews as the Church's “elder brothers.” Anti-Semitism has been openly declared anti-Christian. And to this spirit of openness, the world Jewish community has responded, slowly letting go of past pain and suffering.
In this popular, easy-to-read book, requiring no special theological knowledge, Our Age chronicles these extraordinary events and more. It takes you step-by-step through the dramatic transformation in Christian-Jewish understanding.
Our Age is for everyone. Jews. Catholics. Protestants. And for all people who want to share in this revolution and create a better world.
|Publisher:||New City Press NY|
|Series:||Today's Issues Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.24(d)|
About the Author
Rabbi Jack Bemporad was sent to Rome in 1990, to negotiate the relocation of the Carmelite Convent in Auschwitz. In November 1990 he met with John Paul II in the Vatican for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Vatican II. In 1993, he founded the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding (CCJU) at Sacred Heart University. In August 1995, he received the prestigious Luminosa Award of the Focolare Movement, and in 1996, the Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Leadership Award of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College. He lives with his wife Alex in Englewood, New Jersey.