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Should Catholics Seek to Convert Jews (If Jews Are in True Covenant with God)?

Three faculty members from Boston College's theology department discuss the Catholic Church's theological position on the conversion of Jews to Christianity. The starting point of their conversation is a document called “Reflections on Covenant and Mission,” issued jointly in 2002 by delegates of the United States Catholic Bishops Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and the National Council of Synagogues. The panelists are Philip Cunningham, executive director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College: Fr. Michael Himes, a professor in the theology department; and Frederick Lawrence, director of the Lonergan Workshop.

The discussion is moderated by Kenneth Himes, OFM, chair of the theology department at Boston College.

Presenter(s): Philip Cunningham, Michael Himes, Frederick Lawrence

Date: February 9, 2005

Location: Gasson Hall 305, Boston College

Sponsor(s): Center for Christian-Jewish Learning; Boston College Theology Department

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/convert/

The information on this page is accurate as of February 2005