A Jubliee for All Time

The Copernican Revolution in Jewish-Christian Relations

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Gilbert S. Rosenthal
  • Cambridge, England: 
    Lutterworth Press
    , March
     360 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
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Review by Peter Admirand forthcoming.


In 1965, the Second Vatican Council formally issued a historic document titled Nostra Aetate (In Our Time). It was an attempt to frame the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the Jewish people. Never before had an ecumenical council attempted such a task. The landmark document issued by the Council and proclaimed by Pope Paul VI precipitated a Copernican revolution in Catholic-Jewish relations and started a process that has spread to the Protestant and Orthodox worlds as well.

A Jubilee for All Time, consisting of essays and reflections by Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Jewish scholars and theologians, by pastors and professors from the United States, Canada, Ireland, Great Britain, and Israel, is an evaluation of what Nostra Aetate has accomplished thus far and how Christian-Jewish relations must proceed in building bridges of respect, understanding, and trust between the faith groups. A Jubilee for All Time serves as a source of discussion, learning, and dialogue for scholars, students and intelligent laypersons who believe that we must create a positive relationship between Judaism and Christianity.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Gilbert S. Rosenthal is the director of the National Council of Synagogues, a partnership of the Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist movements in Judaism dealing with interfaith matters. He has written articles and essays in English and Hebrew, as well as more than twelve books, including What Can a Modern Jew Believe? (2007) and The Many Faces of Judaism (1978).

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