Office: Manly 201
Class: TR 2:00-3:15
Location: Manly 210
Office Hours: TR, 1:00-3:00 or by appointment
In this course, we will critically examine the 2,000-year old relationship
between Jews and Christians, both historically and contemporarily,
by focusing our microscope on such areas as the following: (1) Rabbinic
Judaism or Jewish/Gentile Christianity; (2) Hebrew Bible or Old
Testament/New Testament; (3) Jewish Messiah or Christian Jesus;
(4) Jewish Mission or Great Commission; (5) Antisemitism or Anti-Judaism;
(6) Holocaust or Shoah; (7) Land/State of Israel or Holy Land; (8)
Jewish Movements or Christian Denominations. Class format will consist
of lectures, discussions, reactions to readings, and student presentations.
2007 Syllabus (PDF)
Mary C. Boys, Seeing Judaism Anew: Christianity's Sacred Obligations,
(Rowman & Littlefield Publishers).
Tikva Frymer-Kensky, et. al., (Eds.), Christianity in Jewish
Terms, (Westview Press, 2002).
Irving Greenberg, For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New
Encounter Between Judaism and Christians, (Westview Press).
David Fox Sandmel, et. al. (Eds.), Irreconcilable Differences?
A Learning Resource for Jews and Christians, (Westview Press,
Arthur A. Cohen, "The
Myth of the Judeo-Christian Tradition" (PDF)
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Declaration "Dominus
Iesus" on the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus
Christ and the Church
Jules Isaac, "The
Teaching of Contempt Christian Roots of Anti-Semitism"
Steven L. Jacobs, "Jewish
Christian Relations" from War or Words (PDF)
Richard Neuhaus, "Salvation
is from the Jews" (PDF)
John L. Pulley, "Seminaries
on a Hill" (PDF)
Richard L. Rubenstein, "The
Dean and the Chosen People" from (1966) After Auschwitz:
Radical Theology and Contemporary Judaism. Indianapolis;
The Bobbs-Merrill Company (PDF)
Christian Reclamation of Judaism"
on the Judeo-Christian Tradition in America"
Signer, Michael A., "Some
Reflections on Dabru Emet" (PDF)
Soleveitchik, Joseph B., "Confrontation"