Friends on the Way: Jesuits Encounter Contemporary Judaism by Thomas MichelFriends on the Way: Jesuits Encounter Contemporary Judaism by Thomas Michel

Friends on the Way: Jesuits Encounter Contemporary Judaism

EditorThomas Michel

Paperback | December 1, 2010

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The largest order of religious in the Roman Catholic Church, the Society of Jesus has been at the forefront of the Church's efforts at dialogue across religions.

Understanding and improving relations between the Church and the Jewish people has been a major focus of the Holy See and the Society of Jesus for many years. This book, the fruit of a major conference on the history, nature, and dynamics of relations between Jesuits and contemporary Jewish life, brings together a rich, wide-ranging selection of essays by Jesuit scholars and pastoral leaders, a leading Jewish studies scholar, and a leading rabbi.

Drawing on a variety of approaches in historical and constructive theology, literary criticism, and spirituality, the contributors explore historical, philosophical, theological, cultural, and institutional themes-from Ignatian perspectives on Halakhic spirituality and the role played in Jesuit history by Jews forced to convert to Christianity to Jesuit perspectives on Hannah Arendt, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Harold Bloom.

Thomas Michel, S.J., is Secretary for Interreligious Dialogue of the Society of Jesus in Rome and Ecumenical Secretary of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences.
Title:Friends on the Way: Jesuits Encounter Contemporary JudaismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pagesPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823228126

ISBN - 13:9780823228126


Table of Contents

Thomas Michel: PrefaceHarold Kasimow: IntroductionMarc Rastoin: From Windfall to Fall: The Conversos in the Society of JesusRabbi Tovia Ben-Chorin: Reflections on the Dialogue between Jew and Non-Jew in the Bible and in Rabbinic LiteratureChristian M. Rutishauser: The Goal of the Ignatian Exercises and Soloveitchik's Halakhic SpiritualityDonald Moore: An Ignatian Perspective on Contemporary Jewish SpiritualityStanislaw Obirek: The Jewish Theology of Abraham Joshua Heschel as a Challenge for Catholic TheologyPeter Du Brul: The Genius and the Wisdom of Harold BloomJean-Pierre Sonnet: From Midrash to Rashi to Contemporary Narrative Exegesis (R. Alter, M. Stemberg, et al.): Continuity in Jewish Biblical ReadingJean-Pierre Sonnet: Inscribe the New in the Old: Inner-Biblical Exegesis (M. Fishbane) and the Hermeneutics of Innovation (B. Levinson)James Bernauer: A Catholic Conversation with Hannah ArendtDavid M. Neuhaus: What Might Israelis and Jews Learn about Christians and Christianity at Yad Vashem?ContributorsNotesIndex

Editorial Reviews

"The ten papers in this volume were prepared for the Third International Colloquium of Jesuits in Jewish-Christian Dialogue held in 2005 at Zul, Switzerland.