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Catholic Doctrines on the Jewish People after Vatican II

Gavin D'Costa


The book explores Roman Catholic doctrines after the Second Vatican Council regarding the Jewish people (1965–2015). It establishes the emergence of the teaching that God’s covenant with the Jewish people is irrevocable. What does this mean for Catholics regarding Jewish religious rituals, the land, and mission? The book examines early magisterial documents that seem to contradict current teachings. The apparent contradiction is historically contextualized. It argues two points. First, that earlier teachings accept the positive value of Jewish rituals within certain conditions. This can be app ... More

Keywords: Catholic, Jewish, covenant, after Vatican II, mission, witness, land, cultic rituals, supersessionism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198830207
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198830207.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gavin D'Costa, author
Professor of Catholic Theology, Head of Department of Religion and Theology, University of Bristol