LAWRENCE E. FRIZZELL
Seton Hall University
South Orange, New Jersey
D.Phil. 1974 University of Oxford, England
S.S.L. 1967 Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
S.T.L. 1962 University of Ottawa, Canada
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, June 2, 1962
ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
1993 – Present Director, Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, South Orange, NJ
1975 – Present Director and Associate Professor, Jewish-Christian Graduate Program, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
1974 – 1975 Scholar in Residence, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
1967 – 1970 Professor, Sacred Scripture, St. Joseph’s Seminary, Edmonton, Canada
1990 Visiting Professor, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome (Spring semester)
1983 Visiting Professor, l’Ecole Biblique et Archeologique, Israel (Spring semester)
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & SERVICE
2008 – Present Consultant for the Commission on Religious Relations with the Jews
in the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
1989 – Present Advisory Committee to the Secretariat for Catholic Jewish Relations
of the United States Catholic Conference (Washington, D.C.)
1981 – Present Ecumenical Commission of the Archdiocese of Newark
1978 – 1981 Committee on Non-Discriminatory Language for International
Commission for English in the Liturgy
Catholic Biblical Association
Society of Biblical Literature
The Biblical Theologians (Princeton)
2017 Sister Rose Thering Fund Award in Jewish Christian Understanding, Sister Rose Thering Fund
2015 Sister Rose Thering Holocaust Education Award, SOM Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Committee
2007 McQuaid Medal for Distinguished Service, Seton Hall University
2006 The Honey and Maurice Axelrod Award, NJ Department of Education, State
RECENT PRESENTATIONS, PROCEEDINGS & PAPERS
Presented memorial reflection on Dr. Wendell Dietrich, Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Theologians, Princeton University, February 2018.
Delivered lecture on Jewish-Christian relations, Kol Rina Congregation, April 2018.
Offered Summer Seminar for Faculty focusing on Catholic-Jewish relations in the “Declaration on the Church’s Relation to Non-Christian Religions of the Second Vatican Council,” Seton Hall University, May 2018.
Served as organizer and presider of the “Jewish-Christian Studies” session and presented a paper on “Simon’s Prayer and Prophecy in Luke 2:29-35,” 53rd International Medieval Studies Congress, Western Michigan University, May, 2018.
Delivered a series of interfaith lectures focusing on the long history of Jewish-Christian relations, Temple Emanu-el, November-December 2017.
Organized and presided at the panel, “Sara Lipton, ‘Dark Mirror: Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography,'” 52nd International Medieval Studies Congress, Western Michigan University, May 2017.
Presented “Catholic-Jewish Relations: Where have we come? A Review Essay,” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Theologians, Princeton University, February 2017.
Organized and presided at the panel, “Matthew A. Tapie, Aquinas on Israel and the Church,” 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2016.
Presented “Response to Karl Morrison’s Reading the Mind of Christ: An Introduction to Liturgical Iconography,” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Theologians, Princeton University, February 2016.
Organized lecture on Laudato Si by His Eminence Peter Cardinal Turkson, Seton Hall University, February 2016.
Presented “Jesus and the Shema, Phylacteries and Fringes,” 40th Year Anniversary of the JCST Graduate Program’s Founding, Seton Hall University, October 2015.
Organized and presided session on Jewish-Christian Studies panel, 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2015.
Presented “Response to Ellen Charry, Augustine’s Ethics of Care,” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Theologians, Princeton University, February 2015.
Presented “Isaiah on Jerusalem in Medieval Latin Exegesis,” 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2014.
Organized and presided session on Jewish-Christian Studies panel, 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May, 2014.
(Editor) The Prophet Elijah in Jewish and Christian Traditions. South Orange, NJ: Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, 2010.
(Co-editor with Rabbi Asher Finkel) Standing before God: Studies on Prayer in Scriptures and Tradition with Essays in Honor of John M. Oesterreicher. New York: Ktav Publishing House, 1981.
(Editor) Beginnings: The Master’s Program in Judaeo-Christian Studies, 1975-1980. South Orange, NJ: Department of Judaeo-Christian Studies, Seton Hall University, 1980.
God and His Temple: Reflections on Professor Samuel Terrien’s The Exclusive Presence: Toward a New Biblical Theology. South Orange, NJ: Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, 1980.
Contributions to Books
“The Teaching of the Second Vatican Council on Jews and Judaism.” In Examining Nostra Aetate After 40 Years: Catholic-Jewish Relations in Our Time, edited by Anthony J. Cernera, 35-56. Fairfield, CT: Sacred Heart University Press, 2007.
“The Death of Jesus and the Death of the Temple.” In Perspectives on The Passion of the Christ: Religious Thinkers and Writers Explore the Issues Raised by the Controversial Movie, edited by Jonathan Burham, 65-80. New York: Miramax Books, 2004.
“Jew and Christian in the New Testament.” In German Literature between Faiths: Jews and Christians at Odds and in Harmony, edited by Peter Meister, 1-13. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2004.
“Jews and Judaism in the Medieval Latin Liturgy,” with J. Frank Henderson. In The Liturgy of the Medieval Church, edited by Thomas J. Heffernan and E. Ann Matter, 187-214. Kalamazoo: Western Michigan University 2001.
“’The Jews’ in the Fourth Gospel.” In Radici Dell’Antigiudaismo in Ambiente Cristiano, 127-146. Vatican City: Libreria editrice vaticana, 2000.
“Paul the Pharisee.” In Jewish-Christian Encounters over the Centuries: Symbiosis, Prejudice, Holocaust, Dialogue, edited by Marvin Perry and Frederick M. Schweitzer, 45-60. New York: Peter Lang, 1994.
“‘Spoils from Egypt’ between Jews and Gnostics.” In Hellenization Revisited: Shaping a Christian Response within the Greco-Roman World, edited by Wendy E. Helleman, 383-394 Lanham: University Press of America, 1994.
“The Catholic Church and the Jewish People: Evaluating the Results of the Second Vatican Council.” In New Visions: Historical and Theological Perspectives on the Jewish-Christian Dialogue, edited by Val McInnes, 115-136. New York: Crossroad, 1993.
“Introduction.” In Experiences and Expectations: The Fortieth Anniversary of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, Seton Hall University, March 21, 1993. South Orange, NJ: Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, 1993.
“Temple and Community: Foundations for Johannine Spirtuality.” In Mystics of the Book: Themes, Topics, and Typologies, edited by Robert Herrera, 179-196. New York: Peter Lang, 1993.
“Education by Example: A Motif in Joseph and Maccabee Literature of the Second Temple Period.” In Of Scholars, Savants and Their Texts: Essays in Honor of Arthur Hyman, edited by Ruth Link-Salinger and Robert Herrera, 103-112. New York: Peter Lang, 1989.
“A Hymn of Creation in Daniel.” In Standing Before God: Studies on Prayer in Scriptures and Tradition with Essays in Honor of John M. Oesterreicher, edited by Rabbi Asher Finkel and Lawrence E. Frizzell, 41-52. New York: Ktav Publishing House, 1981.
“The Presence of God.” In God and His Temple: Reflections on Professor Samuel Terrien’s The Exclusive Presence: Toward a New Biblical Theology, edited by Lawrence E. Frizzell, 5-9. South Orange: NJ: Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, 1980.
“Art at the Service of Prayer: The Immaculate Conception Chapel.” South Orange, NJ: Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, 2020
“Vatican Council II: ‘The Church’s Bond with the Jewish People,’” Word on Worship: Newsletter of the Worship Office 29, no. 3 (Winter 2012).
“Christian-Jewish Relations – Theological Issues,” New Catholic Encyclopedia Online (June 2010): 35-56.
“Mary and the Jews: The Gospels and the Early Church,” Marian Studies 60 (2009): 129-149.
“The Religious Other as Neighbor,” New Theology Review (May 2009): 26-35.
“The Church and the Jews in the Liturgy,” Word on Worship: Newsletter of the Worship Office 27, no. 1 (Spring 2009).
“Worship, the Bond Between Time/Space and Eternity: A Reflection on the Essays of Kenneth Schmitz and Matthew Lamb,” Nova et Vetera, 4, no. 4 (2006): 851-856.
“Interreligious Dialogue in Global Perspective,” Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations (2002): 26-38.
“Reflections on ‘Human Nature and Human Virtue.'” The ISKSA Bulletin 2.2 (1996): 10-12.
“Jewish-Christian Relations and the Dialogue with World Religions,” SIDIC 28/2 (1995): 19-28.
“Mary and the Biblical Heritage,” Marian Studies (1995): 26-40.
“The Bible and the Holy Land: Pastoral Letter from Jerusalem,” New Blackfriars 75 (1994): 303-311.
“A Reflection on the Book of Blessings,” SIDIC 26/1 (1993): 15-18.
“The Prayer of Foreigners: Evidence from Biblical Tradition,” SIDIC 25/1 (1992): 11-17.
“Humanity and Nature According to the Jewish Scriptures,” SIDIC 22/3 (1989): 5-8.
“The Priestly Blessing and the Gift of Peace,” SIDIC 21/1 (1988):15-17.
“Commitment in the Hebrew Bible: Moses, Elijah and Jeremiah,” Journal of Dharma 12/3 (1987): 218-227.
“Law at the Service of Humankind,” SIDIC 19/3 (1986): 4-7.
“Peacemaking in the New Testament Period,” Journal of Dharma 11 (1986): 161-171.
“History & Philosophy of Jewish Education: A Bibliographical Essay,” Journal of Dharma 9 (1984): 336-347.
“Perspectives: Biblical Themes in Francis’ Canticle of Brother Sun,” SIDIC 15/3 (1982): 14-17.
“Pilgrimage: A Study of the Biblical Experience,” Jeevadhara 71 (1982): 358-367.
“St. Bede on the Temple and Its Destruction,” Old English Newsletter 14, no. 2 (1981): 35-36.
“Religious Experience and Interpretation: A Christian Perspective,” Journal of Dharma 5 (1980): 80-93.
Contributions to Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
“Azariah, Prayer of,” “Bel and the Dragon,” and “Song of the Three Jews.” In The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, edited by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2007.
“Canon Law,” “Excommunication,” “Hagar,” “Herbert, George” “Imago Dei,” “John the Baptist,” and “Romans 9-11.” In A Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations, edited by Edward Kessler and Neil Wenborn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
“Rabbi,” Theologische Realenzyklopädie (1996): 80-82.
Recent Book Reviews
“Nostra Aetate: Celebrating 50 Years of the Catholic Church’s Dialogue with Jews and Muslims,” American Catholic Studies, 129:1 (Spring 2018).
“A Scriptural Theology of Eucharistic Blessings.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 79:2 (April 2017).
“Sacra Scriptura: How ‘Non-Canonical’ Texts Functioned in Early Judaism and Early Christianity.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 79:2 (April 2017).
“Latin-into-Hebrew: Texts and Studies, Volume One: Studies.” The Sixteenth Century Journal XLVI:2 (Summer 2015).
“Creating Fictional Worlds: Peshat-Exegesis and Narrativity in Rashbam’s Commentary of the Torah.” The Sixteenth Century Journal XLV:1 (Spring 2014).
“Commentary on Luther’s Catechisms: Lord’s Prayer.” The Sixteenth Century Journal XLV:1 (Spring 2014).
“Martin Luther’s Anti-Semitism: Against His Better Judgment.” The Sixteenth Century Journal XLV:1 (Spring 2014).