ERIC Number: ED236088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Seminary Education and Christian-Jewish Relations. A Curriculum and Resource Handbook.
Fisher, Eugene J.
Intended for use in Roman Catholic seminaries to educate in their ecumenical and interfaith responsibilities those in training to become priests, this handbook discusses the manifold implications of Jewish-Christian relations. It is recommended that the topic of Jewish-Christian relations be integrated into the existing areas of seminary study. There are four chapters. Chapter 1 examines the basic perspectives of the Roman Catholic church today regarding Jewish-Christian relations. Chapter 2 raises a few of the interconnected questions concerning Christian-Jewish relations that pertain to biblical studies. Discussed are the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament, liturgy and homiletics, church history, catechetics, systematics, and moral theology. The chapter concludes with a curriculum outline that provides a checklist of major topics to be integrated into appropriate courses. The spiritual tradition of Judaism is the topic of chapter 3. The fourth chapter discusses field experiences for inter-religious understanding. A resource bibliography is provided. The appendices contain the Vatican Council II Declaration on the Relation of Church to Non-Christian Religions, 1974 Vatican guidelines, John Paul II's addresses to the Jewish Community (Mainz, 1980) and to representatives of Episcopal conferences (Rome, 1982), and Archbishop John R. Roach's 1981 address before the Synagogue Council of America, "A Renewed Vision of Catholic-Jewish Relations." (RM)
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Catholics, Christianity, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Field Experience Programs, Fused Curriculum, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interfaith Relations, Jews, Judaism, Religion, Religious Conflict, Religious Differences, Resource Materials, Theological Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee, New York, NY.; National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC. Secretariat for Catholic-Jewish Relations.
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: New Testament
Note: Also sponsored by the Nathan Appleman Institute for the Advancement of Christian-Jewish Understanding of the American Jewish Committee.