When Jews and Christians Meet

Edited by Jakob J. Petuchowski

Subjects: Jewish Studies
Paperback : 9780887066337, 160 pages, February 1988
Hardcover : 9780887066313, 160 pages, April 1988

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Table of contents

Alfred Gottschalk

Jakob J. Petuchowski

Part I. Where are We Going?

1. Between Faith and Skepticism
Jacob B. Agus

2. Where are We Going?
Clemens Thoma

3. An Israeli Perspective
Geoffrey Wigoder

Part II. From Theory to Practice

4. Pastoral Apsects of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue
Martin Cunz

5. Communitas et Universitas: From Theory to Practice in Judaeo-Christian Studies
Michael A. Signer

Part III. The Joint Study of Scripture

6. Some Aspects of the Exegesis of Jeremiah 31:31-34
Ronald M. Hals

7. The Interpretation of Jeremiah 31:31-34 in Judaism
Richard S. Sarason

8. The Ties that Blind: An Exposition of II Corinthians 3:12-4:6 and Romasn 11:7-10
Michael J. Cook

9. Paul and the Jews (II Corinthians 3:4-4:6 and Romans 11:7-10)
George W. Buchanan

Part IV. Who Speaks for Whom When Judaism and Christianity Meet?

10. Who Speaks for Whom When Judaism and Christianity Meet?
Jakob J. Petuchowski

11. Why Dialogue?
Emerson S. Colaw




When Jews and Christians Meet captures the present state of the Christian-Jewish Dialogue, in which it is taken for granted that good will has been established and that Christians and Jews have a great deal in common. One can now appreciate the basic differences which remain between Judaism and Christianity without fear of giving offense. With this assumption, a number of Jewish and Christian scholars address several questions. For example, they ask what the future goals of Judaeo-Christian studies should be, and how the ecumenical aspirations of leading Christian and Jewish theologians can be translated into practice on a level which can be appreciated by the men and women in the pews of synagogues and churches.

In addition to such theoretical considerations, the volume offers illustrations of how Bible study can be undertaken in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament by Jewish and Christian scholars addressing passages, hitherto considered controversial, with both a commitment to objective scholarship and a rootedness in their respective religious traditions. Jeremiahs prophecy about the New Covenant and some of the Apostle Pauls statements about the Jews furnish the material for that joint enterprise.

Jakob J. Petuchowski is The Sol and Arlene Bronstein Professor of Judaeo-Christian Studies, and Research Professor of Jewish Theology and Liturgy at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has written or edited over thirty books.