Scholarly Publications

Here are a few of my scholarly publications, including books; chapters in books; articles; and contributions to dictionaries and encyclopedias.

BOOKS

(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.

(Editor) God and His Temple: Reflections on Professor Samuel Terrien’s The Elusive 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.

“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.

ARTICLES

“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.

“The Magnificat: Sources and Themes,” Marian Studies 50 (1999): 38-59.

“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.