The following bibliography is provided by the NCCB/USCC Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.

Bemporad, Jack, and Michael Shevack. Our Age: The Historic New Era of Christian-Jewish Understanding (New City Press, 1996).

Concise, readable summary and analysis of Catholic statements and documents by two rabbis beginning with the Second Vatican Council. Foreword by Cardinal John O'Connor.

Bernardin, Joseph. A Blessing to Each Other: Cardinal Joseph Bernardin and Jewish-Catholic Dialogue (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1996).

Addresses and reflections of the late Cardinal on the dialogue.

Catholic Truth Society. Catholic-Jewish Relations: Documents from the Holy See (Washington: USCC Publications, 1999).

Contains the text of Nostra Aetate and the three implementing documents of the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jewish people (1974, 1985, 1998), in effect "the entire corpus of universal Roman Catholic teaching on Jews and Judaism since the close of the apostolic period," as Eugene Fisher states in his introduction. Bibliography.

Cernera, Anthony J., editor. Toward Greater Understanding: Essays in Honor of Cardinal John O'Connor (Fairfield, CT: Sacred Heart University, 1995).

Includes essays by Cardinals Bernardin, Cassidy, Keeler, and Law; by Rabbis Jack Bemporad, David Novak, Mordecai Waxman, and Walter Wurtzburger; and by Elie Wiesel.

Croner, Helga, editor. Stepping Stones to Further Jewish Christian Relations (Stimulus Books, 1977); More Stepping Stones (New York: Paulist Press, 1985).

These two volumes contain the statements of Protestant and Catholic Church bodies on Christian-Jewish relations.

Efroymson, David, Eugene J. Fisher, and Leon Klenicki, editors. Within Context: Essays On Jews and Judaism in the New Testament (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1993).

Roman Catholic scholars provide background on the New Testament with sensitivity to its Jewish milieu.

Fisher, Eugene J. Faith Without Prejudice. Second Edition (New York: Crossroad, 1993).

A general introduction to the issues, with activities for parishes and schools and a selection of key Catholic documents.

______, editor. Interwoven Destinies (New York: Paulist Press, 1993) and Visions of the Other (New York: Paulist Press, 1994).

Six Christian and six Jewish scholars are paired in looking at the history and contemporary possibilities of two millennia of Jewish-Christian interrelations.

______ and Leon Klenicki. In Our Time: The Flowering of Jewish-Catholic Dialogue (Paulist/Stimulus, 1990).

Key documents and commentary of the dialogue. Fifty-page annotated bibliography-essay on the literature in the field.

______ and Leon Klenicki. From Desolation to Hope: An Interreligious Holocaust Memorial Service (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1990).

______ and Leon Klenicki, editors. Spiritual Pilgrimage: Pope John Paul II, Texts on Jews and Judaism 1979 - 1995 (New York: Crossroad, 1995).

The pope's statements, with introduction and thematic commentary by the editors.

______ and James Rudin, editors. Twenty Years of Jewish-Catholic Relations (Paulist, 1986).

Essays by leading figures in the American dialogue since Vatican II on the Council, liturgy, Israel, education, and the Shoah.

Flannery, Edward J. The Anguish of the Jews: Twenty-Three Centuries of Antisemitism (Paulist, 1985).

An historical survey of Christian Antisemitism by a Catholic author.

Gager, John G. The Origins of Anti-Semitism (Oxford University Press, 1983).

Study of Patristic literature.

Hertzberg, Arthur. The French Enlightenment and the Jews (New York: Columbia University).

New classic text revealing that in some ways the "enlightened" thinkers held darker and more racist views of Jews and Judaism than their medieval or Reformation predecessors.

International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee. Fifteen Years of Catholic-Jewish Dialogue, 1970-1985 (Rome: Libreria Editrice Lateranense and Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1988).

Jacobs, Steven J. editor. The Holocaust Now: Contemporary Christian and Jewish Thought (East Rockaway, NY: Cummings & Hathaway, 1996).

22 scholars reflect on the Shoah and its implications for Jewish and Christian theology.

Littell, Marcia and Sharon Gutman. editors. Liturgies on the Holocaust: An Interfaith Anthology (Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1996).

Oberman, Heiko. The Roots of Anti-Semitism in the Age of Renaissance and Reformation (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984).

Examines the issue in the works of Erasmus, Reuchlin, Pfefferkorn, Calvin, Luther and others.

Pawlikowski, John, and James Wilde. When Catholics Speak About Jews (Chicago: Liturgy Training Program, 1987).

Identifies difficulties in the lectionary and offers practical advice on how preachers can proclaim the gospel free of a negative portrait of Jews and Judaism.

Saperstein, Marc. Moments of Crisis in Jewish-Christian Relations (Philadelphia: Trinity Press International, 1989).

Concise survey of the history of Jews and Christians in antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Reformation, and during the Holocaust.

Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations. Catholics Remember the Holocaust (USCC Publication no. 5-290, 1998).

Statements of European and U.S. Bishops' conferences and of the Holy See, 1994-1998.


A journal published three times a year by the Sisters of Sion in Rome. It specializes in materials and articles on Jewish-Christian relations. It is available through the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, 3211 Fourth St., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20017.

Spiro, J. and H. Hirsch, editors. Persistent Prejudice (George Mason University Press, 1988).

Essays on the history of antisemitism.

Synan, Edward A. The Popes and the Jews in the Middle Ages (New York: Macmillan, 1965).

Includes relevant Church texts and their historical contexts.

The Theology of the Churches and the Jewish People: Statements of the World Council of Churches and Its Member Churches. (Geneva: WCC Publications, 1988).

With commentaries by Alan Brockway, Paul van Buren Rolf Rentdorff, and Simon Schoon.

Wilken, Robert L. John Chrysostom and The Jews: Rhetoric and Reality in the Late Fourth Century (Berkeley, 1983).

Willebrands, Cardinal Johannes. Church and Jewish People: New Considerations (New York: Paulist Press, 1992).

Collects the texts and addresses of the head of the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews from 1974 to 1990.

Wolf, Alfred and Royale Vadakin, editors. A Journey of Discovery: A Resource Manual for Jewish-Catholic Dialogue (Valencia, CA: Tabor Publications, 1989).

Handy, loose-leaf format includes joint statements and resources developed by the Los Angeles Respect Life, Priest/Rabbi, and Women's Dialogue groups over the course of two decades. A valuable resource

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