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Examining Nostra Aetate After 40 Years: Catholic-Jewish Relations In Our Time, Anthony J. Cernera, Ed. Jan 2007

Examining Nostra Aetate After 40 Years: Catholic-Jewish Relations In Our Time, Anthony J. Cernera, Ed.

Sacred Heart University Press Books

On October 28, 1965, the Catholic bishops of the world voted to approve the shortest and perhaps most controversial document of Vatican II, Nostra Aetate, which addresses the relationship of the Catholic Church to non-Christians. Significantly, it signaled to the Jewish people and to the world that the Catholic Church was rethinking its attitudes, teachings and practices regarding Jews.

More than 40 years later, editor Anthony J. Cernera, Ph.D., former president of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, presents a volume of essays describing the past, present and future of the Nostra Aetate story. It calls attention to the ...


The Center For Christian-Jewish Understanding Of Sacred Heart University: An Example Of Fostering Dialogue And Understanding, Anthony J. Cernera Jan 2007

The Center For Christian-Jewish Understanding Of Sacred Heart University: An Example Of Fostering Dialogue And Understanding, Anthony J. Cernera

SHU Faculty Publications

Nostra Aetate (Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, 1965), and subsequent documents, Guidelines and Suggestions (1974), Notes on the Correct Way to Present the Jews and Judaism in Preaching and Catechesis in the Catholic Church (1985), and We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah (1998), prepared the path for a theological and educational agenda that was both corrective (the purging of anti-Jewish material from textbooks, catechisms, and preaching) and provided an opportunity for renewal, especially in the growth in theological study and dialogue between Christians and Jews. Since the founding of the first Interfaith Center in ...


Religion, Violence And Peace: Continuing Conversations And Study Guide, David L. Coppola, Center For Christian-Jewish Understanding Jan 2004

Religion, Violence And Peace: Continuing Conversations And Study Guide, David L. Coppola, Center For Christian-Jewish Understanding

Sacred Heart University Press Books

Continuing the conversation that began with the 1999 volume, Religion and Violence, Religion and Peace, this thought-provoking collection of essays also offers a Study Guide that explores the questions of violence and peace faced by people of the Abrahamic faiths. The essays in this work were presented by Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders and scholars at the 2003 conference, “Pathways to Peace in the Abrahamic Faiths,” sponsored by the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Contributors include David L. Coppola, Rabbi Rene-Samuel Sirat, Adolphe Steg, Rabbi Rene Gutman, James G. Williams, Jean Dujardin, Azizah Al-Hibri ...


Toward Greater Understanding: Essays In Honor Of John Cardinal O'Connor, Anthony J. Cernera, Ed. Jan 1995

Toward Greater Understanding: Essays In Honor Of John Cardinal O'Connor, Anthony J. Cernera, Ed.

Sacred Heart University Press Books

This Festschrift celebrates His Eminence John Cardinal O'Connor's seventy-fifth birthday. Contributed by an extraordinary variety of distinguished scholars, statesmen, and church and synagogue leaders, the essays explore the many challenges of deepening the dialogue between Christians and Jews.


Some Jewish Reflections On The Splendor Of Truth, Jack Bemporad Jan 1995

Some Jewish Reflections On The Splendor Of Truth, Jack Bemporad

Mission and Catholic Identity Publications

Pope John Paul's encyclical deals with themes of utmost concern to all of us. It confronts many of the questions of ethics and morality that address the ethical malaise pervading our contemporary society and is a profound analysis and evaluation of modernity offering a significant and comprehensive alternative. As such it not only concerns the faithful among the Catholic Church but also all individuals concerned with ethical questions.

The lessons it depicts and the doctrines it sets forth are meant as a guide to all individuals who are concerned with what makes for true satisfaction and an abiding good ...