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This Festschrift celebrates His Eminence John Cardinal O'Connor's seventy-fifth birthday. Contributed by an extraordinary variety of distinguished scholars, statesmen, and church and synagogue leaders, the essays explore the many challenges of deepening the dialogue between Christians and Jews.



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Sacred Heart University Press


Fairfield CT


Judaism, Christianity, Catholic Church, Second Vatican Council


Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


Table of Contents:

Dialogue / Willaim H. Keeler -- Anti-Semitism: A Catholic critique / Joseph Bernardin -- Why dialogue? Some reflections on Catholic-Jewish dialogue / Edward Idris Cassidy -- John Cardinal O'Connor / Chaim Herzog -- Some Jewish reflections on The Splendor of truth / Jack Bemporad -- Prayer and message at the Jewish Memorial, Auschwitz, August 19, 1986 / Bernard Law -- Some comments on the encyclical Veritatis splendor of Pope John Paul II: Jewish and philosophical / David Novak -- Progress in Jewish-Christian dialogue / Mordecai Waxman -- United against fanaticism / Elie Wiesel -- Religion and morality / Walter S. Wurzburger.

Toward Greater Understanding: Essays in Honor of John Cardinal O'Connor



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