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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.

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

   

UPCOMING CENTER EVENTS

A Catholic Society in Transition: Religion in Recent Quebec Films
Hosted by Adele Reinhartz, 2015-2016 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations
Please join us for conversation and screening of two recent films from Quebec that relate, in different ways, to the rapid transformation of Quebec society from one of the most traditionally Catholic societies in the world to one of the most secular. One aspect of such transformation pertains to relationships to "others" including Jews and to other societies, including Israel/Palestine.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:30 p.m. in StokesS195 Auditorium
     C.R.AZ.Y. (2005, Jean-Marc Vallee)
Monday, March 14, 2016, 6:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall 230
    Felix et Meira (2014, Maxime Giroux)

A Rebellious Son? Jesus and His Mother at the Wedding in Cana (John 2)

Prof. Adele Reinhartz, 2015-2016 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Co-sponsored by the School of Theology & Ministry and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning.

 

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2016 Corcoran Chair Conference
Fringe Benefits: Marginality and Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean World

April 3-4, 2016
Boston College Chestnut Hill Campus

Sunday, April 3, 1:00-6:30 p.m., Murray Function Room in Yawkey Center
Monday, April 4, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Heights Room in Corcoran Commons
Conference program is forthcoming.

 

CENTER NEWS

A Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Nostra Aetate
On November 1, Prof. James O'Toole, the Clough Millennium Chair in History at Boston College, delivered the keynote address, titled "Boston and Nostra Aetate" as part of the Center's "Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Nostra Aetate." Following his talk, panelists Rabbi Or Rose (Hebrew College), Rev. Michael McGarry (Paulist Center of Boston), Jennifer Howe Peace (Andover Newton Theological School), and Rev. Dr. Demetrios Tonias (Annunciation Cathedral of Boston) discussed "Relations with Jews and the Diverse Christian Communities of Boston." Ruth Langer, Professor of Jewish Studies and Associate Director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning served as the panels' moderator. Prof. James Bernauer, S.J., Kraft Family Professor and Director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning, provided introductory remarks. Video link.

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Adele Reinhartz

2015-2016 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations
Boston College and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning are pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Adele Reinhartz to the 2015-2016 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations.

 



 

The Jesuit Kaddish: Encounters Between Jesuits and Jews and Why These Might Matter to Us
Prof. James Bernauer, S.J., Kraft Family Professor and Director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning, delivered a talk at the College of the Holy Cross on October 26. Prof. Bernauer offered an overview of how Jesuits became a leader in dialogue with Jews and focused on encounters in the 20th century, with special attention on the historical context of the Holocaust.
Link to video of talk.

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 2013-2015 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.