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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 EVENTS

All Center events are free and open to the public.     

             

Alon Confino
Alon Confino

Annual John Paul II Lecture in Christian-Jewish Relations
Prof. Alon Confino
Sunday, February 9, 2020

4:00-5:30 pm • Stokes Hall S195 Auditorium

Event details are forthcoming.

 

  
  
CENTER NEWS

   

"We Are All Children of God: Interfaith Relations in 20th Century Boston
November 2019

Center staff recently participated in the opening of a new exhibit at the Boston College Theology and Ministry Library which examines the development of Catholic interfaith relations around the Second Vatican Council and Cardinal Richard Cushing's role in that process. Prof. James Bernauer, S.J., Kraft Family Professor and Center Director, delivered the keynote address, and Prof. Ruth Langer, Professor of Jewish Studies and Center Associate Director, presented on a panel.
 

Cover image of book "Jesuit Kaddish: Jesuits, Jews, and Holocaust Remembrance"

Jesuit Kaddish:
Jesuits, Jews, and Holocaust Remembrance
James Bernauer, S.J.
The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Fr. James Bernauer, S.J., Kraft Family Professor and Director of the Center: Jesuit Kaddish: Jesuits, Jews, and Holocaust Remembrance (Notre Dame Press, March 2020). 

Katharina von Kellenbach
Katharina von Kellenbach

2019-2020 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations
Boston College and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning announce the appointment of Prof. Katharina von Kellenbach to the 2019-2020 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations.
Recent Activities

October 31, 2019: Prof. von Kellenbach delivered the 2019 Krister Stendahl Memorial Lecture at Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden. Her lecture was titled "Guilt as productive force in the transformation of Jewish-Christian Relations."


Invitation for Applications: 2020-2021 Corcoran Visiting Chair

Boston College and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning invite applications for the 2020-2021 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations. More information is available here. Applications are due by November 15, 2019.

Michelangelo, Creation of the Sun and Moon

Annual Corcoran Chair Conference
The Center held its 2019 Corcoran Chair Conference.
MERCIFUL GOD, PUNITIVE GOD: Interdisciplinary Reflection on Scriptural Warrants in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
April 7-8, 2019
Fr. Patrick J. Ryan, S.J. delivered the keynote address, entitled "Neither Moloch nor the Velveteen Rabbit."
A video link of Fr. Ryan's lecture is available here.
Full conference program.

Journal of Jesuit Studies

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.

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 2017-2019 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.
Special CFP for Vol. 14 (2019)