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A Fresh Approach To Jewish-Christian Studies, Asher Finkel Dec 1994

A Fresh Approach To Jewish-Christian Studies, Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

A fresh attitude towards Judaism has prevailed in the study of the common roots with Christianity and the subsequent relational development of the respective religious communities since the Vatican II and the publication of Guidelines and Suggestions for the Implementing the Conciliar Declaration "Nostra Aetate." This account of the scholarly pursuit of Jewish Christian studies shows how cautious we must be in the examination of each period. Such is the invitation extended to all scholars who seek to enter the new millennium in a joint effort to explore the dynamics of a common background.


Mary And The Biblical Heritage, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil. Dec 1994

Mary And The Biblical Heritage, Lawrence E. Frizzell D.Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Throughout the ages, the Church and her teachers often acknowledged that the fourfold Gospel offers only a limited number of passages that feature the Mother of Jesus. Undaunted, the great doctors of the early Church and the theologians of the Middle Ages found abundant resources for their meditation concerning Mary in the Jewish Scriptures and literature related to the New Testament. The theological premise that God is the principal author of the entire Bible led them to find hints and images of the Messiah everywhere. Recognizing that the link of Jesus to the people of Israel is Mary, his Mother ...