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.
Book Launch Luncheon
GOD IN THE QUR'AN (Knopf, Nov. 2018)
Jack Miles, 2018-2019 Corcoran Chair and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
McElroy Hall 237, Boston College
This event is free and open to the public.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Map of Chestnut Hill Campus
Visitor Parking on Chestnut Hill Campus
The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning has added its Name to the Statement from the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations on the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting
The Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations is horrified by the wanton attack on Jews gathered for prayer in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that occurred on Shabbat, October 27, 2018.
The member centers and institutes of the Council are unanimous in condemning this atrocity as violating the moral norms of Judaism and Christianity, and as contrary to the fundamental right to the free exercise of religion under the Constitution of the United States.
The United States, home to the largest Diaspora Jewish community in the world, has consistently fostered sustained Christian-Jewish dialogue and collaborative research which has achieved profound levels of shared enrichment and understanding. This work of enhancing mutual understanding between Jews and Christians must continue with renewed vigor in the future.
Annual John Paul II Lecture with Prof. Amy-Jill Levine
The Center recently had its Sixth Annual John Paul II Lecture in Christian-Jewish Learning.
Christian Privilege, Christian Fragility, and the Gospel of John: How American Race Relations inform Jewish-Christian Dialogue
Prof. Amy-Jill Levine, October 14, 2018
Video link of lecture is available here.
Invitation for Applications: 2019-2020 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations
Boston College and its Center for Christian-Jewish Learning invite applications for the 2019-2020 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations. Applications are due by November 16, 2018.
Position and Application Details
The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning congratulates Prof. Adele Reinhartz (2015-2017 Corcoran Visiting Chair) on her recent publication The Gospel of John and Jewish-Christian Relations (Lexington-Fortress, 2018). This volume is a collection of essays originating from the Center's 2017 Corcoran Chair Conference "The Gospel of John and Jewish-Christian Relations" and addresses both the Fourth Gospel's stance towards the Jews and the Gospel's impact on Jewish-Christian relations from antiquity to the present day.
A New Hungarian Edition of the Center's Commemorative Booklet on Fr. Jakob Raile, S.J.
Parbeszed Haza, the Jesuit House of Dialogue in Budapest, has recently published a Hungarian edition (Hungarian/English translation) of the Center's 2016 commemorative booklet honoring Fr. Jakob Raile, S.J. as "Righteous Among the Nations" for having risked his life while saving hundreds of Hungarian Jews.
Hungarian edition of booklet on Fr. Jakob Raile, S.J.
Hungarian edition's booklet cover
Special Issue of Journal of Jesuit Studies
Fr. James Bernauer, S.J., the Kraft Family Professor and Director of the Center, is the Guest Editor of the just published issue of Journal of Jesuit Studies that is devoted to the Jesuits who have been recognized as Righteous by the Holocaust Center in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem. The Journal is an open access one and the entire issue is available here.
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.
The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning invites applications for the 2019-2020 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations. Applications are due by November 16, 2018. Position and application details are available here.
2019 Corcoran Chair Conference
MERCIFUL GOD, PUNITIVE GOD
Interdisciplinary Reflection on Scriptural Warrants in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
April 7-8, 2019
Conference details and schedule are forthcoming.
Annual John Paul II Lecture in Christian-Jewish Relations
Previous John Paul II Lecture booklets and streaming videos 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.