An Investigation of the Anti-Jewish Rhetoric in the Apostolic Writings of the Gospels and Acts and its Repercussions for Christian-Jewish Dialogue

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MARS)


Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

First Advisor

Richard Grigg


"The foundational texts for the believing Christian are the books authored by the disciples of Jesus called the Gospels. They, by virtue of their attributed source, are invested with an authority and sanctity unparalleled in the Christian tradition. ... The underlying question of my investigation can be articulated rather pedestrianly: Is the source of 'good news' for the Christian the same source of 'bad news' for the Jew?"


Master's thesis submitted to the faculty Sacred Heart University M.A.R.S. program in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Master of Religious Studies.