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Center for Christian-Jewish Learning


The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College is dedicated to the growth of new and mutually enriching relationships between Christians and Jews. The Center applies the scholarly resources of a Catholic university to the task of encouraging mutual knowledge between Christians and Jews at every level.


Rabbi Abraham Heschel and Cardinal Augustin Bea, S.J.

All events are free and open to the public. Please email to register.

Robert Cohen
Robert Cohen

Songs of Liberation: Passover Songs from the Exodus to Today
Robert Cohen
Tuesday, March 20, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Murray Room, Yawkey Center, Chestnut Hill Campus

Ecclesia and Synagoga from Notre-Dame de Strasbourg
Ecclesia and Synagoga

The 2018 Corcoran Chair Conference
Luther's Anti-Jewish Interpretation of the Bible: A Case Study in Christian-Jewish Relations in Late Medieval Germany
March 25-26
Murray Room, Yawkey Center, Chestnut Hill Campus
    Sunday, March 25, 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
    Monday, March 26, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.




Jens Schroter
Jens Schroter

Justification by Faith: The Reason for Separation Between Jews and Christians? Reflections on Paul, Luther, and Jewish Tradition
Prof. Jens Schroter
Monday, April 9, 2018, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

McGuinn Hall 521, Chestnut Hill Campus

Mark Edward Ruff
Mark Edward Ruff

2018 Yom HaShoah Lecture
Coming to Terms with the Nazi Past after 1945: The Catholic Church and National Socialism
Prof. Mark Edward Ruff
Thursday, April 12, 3:00-4:30 p.m
McElroy 237, Chestnut Hill Campus

Michael Massing
Michael Massing

Book Talk
Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind

Michael Massing
Thursday, April 19, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Simboli Hall, Room 100, Brighton Campus

Co-sponsored with the Boston College Theology Department.

Angela Kim Harkins
Angela Kim Harkins

The Dead Sea Scrolls after 70 Years: What Have We Learned?
Dr. Angela Kim Harkins
Tuesday, April 24, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Theology and Ministry Library Auditorium, Brighton Campus

Please register here.

Co-sponsored with the School of Theology and Ministry.



John R. "Jack" Miles
John R. "Jack" Miles

2018-2019 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations
Boston College and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John R. "Jack" Miles to the 2018-2019 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations.

Photo of Christine Helmer
Christine Helmer

2017-2018 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations
Prof. Christine Helmer is the 2017-2018 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations.

Scholarly Activities
Podcast: "Luther and the West," with Tripp Fuller, posted by Homebrewed Christianity, Feb. 2, 2017.
Blogpost: "The Protestant Reformation and Human Rights," The Immanent Frame, Nov. 8, 2017.
Conference video: "Luther, the Age of the Individual: 500 Years Ago Today," At Columbia University's Center on Capitalism and Society, Oct. 31, 2017.
Blogpost: "Martin Luther and the History of Human Rights," Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago, Oct. 30, 2017.
Podcast: "Luther in America," at the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College, Oct. 5, 2017.
Conference video: "What is Distinctive about the Fifth Centenary of the Protestant Reformation?" at Georgetown University, Sept. 15, 2017.


Annual John Paul II Lecture in Christian-Jewish Relations
Previous John Paul II Lecture booklets and streaming videos are available here.

Center Event Videos
Streaming videos of past Center events are available here.

Center Reports
Center Reports, including the latest 2015-2017 Center Report, are available here.

Jewish-Christian Lecture Series
The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning invites Boston College professors teaching a course with connections to Jewish-Christian relations to apply for a Jewish-Christian Lecture Series Sponsorship of a guest lecturer for his or her course.

Junior Scholars Research Grants
The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning invites undergraduate and graduate student applications for Junior Scholars Research Grants.

Student Travel Grants
The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning offers Student Travel Grants to support travel for academic opportunities related to the Center's mission.

Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations
The Editorial Board of Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations is pleased to announce the latest upload to the journal. SCJR is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal available here.