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Opening the Covenant: A Jewish Theology of Christianity

Michael S. Kogan


The Vatican II Council of 1965 signaled a new era in the relationship of the Jewish and Christian faiths. Determined to free the Church of the anti-Jewish polemic which led to such widespread suffering of the innocent, Catholic authorities completely revised their conceptions of Jews and Judaism. Soon, many mainstream Protestant churches also issued a series of official statements that affirmed the eternal nature of God's ancient covenant with Israel. An entirely new category of theology emerged as part of the developing Jewish-Christian dialogue, and gradually Jewish theologians began to resp ... More

Keywords: Vatican II Council, Catholicism, Judaism, Protestant church, Jewish-Christian dialogue, faith, God's Kingdom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195112597
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112597.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael S. Kogan, author
Montclair State University
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