Free Online Jewish-Christian Studies Resources

Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time in Free Online Jewish-Christian Studies Resources

“Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time” at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia by artist Joshua Koffman.

The sites below link to free online Jewish-Christian resources that educators and students in this field of study will find helpful.

Lecture Videos

Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies
The Centre has posted several lecture series on the Pontifical Gregorian University’s YouTube channel.

Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations (IJCR) Archive – St. Joseph’s University
The archive at Saint Joseph University’s IJCR has a collection of various materials, including videos, from their past events and directors’ presentations.

Institute for Judaeo-Christian Studies – Seton Hall University
The Institute’s online archive or eRepository is an eleven series collection that features publications, videos and audio recordings that represent both current and historic work.

Kraft-Hiatt Program for Jewish-Christian Understanding College of the Holy Cross
This program provides online access to many of its past lectures, which visitors may stream online or download from iTunes for free.

Single PDFs

Catholic-Jewish Relations Pastoral Letter Archbishop Gerety
Written in 1982 by the Most Reverend Peter L. Gerety, this pastoral letter provides theological foundations for and a brief history of the development of Jewish-Christian relations since the promulgation of Nostra aetate.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
The ELCA has published the following:


Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations
This journal publishes peer-reviewed scholarship on the history, theology and contemporary realities of Jewish-Christian relations. It also reviews new materials in the field.

Documents, Statements and Letters

Center for Christian-Jewish Learning – Boston College
The Center has two online libraries of essays and videos concerning Christian-Jewish relations.

Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews
This webpage, hosted on the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity’s site, outlines the history of the Commission and contains links to various documents, joint statements and speeches.*

Dialogika provides a comprehensive cyber-archive of official statements, historic documents, educational resources and current information.

International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ)
ICCJ’s website contains several articles and statements that offer insights into the ongoing Jewish-Christian dialogue.

ISPS – Ratisbonne: Bat Kol-Christian Center for Jewish Studies
This site offers basic formation on Jewish Tradition; reflections from teachings of the Catholic Church on the importance of Jewish studies; and an online library of articles by preeminent authors about Judaism in its various dimensions and its rapport with Christians.

Jewish Virtual Library (JVL)
JVL has a Christian-Jewish Relations section on its website where visitors can access articles it has organized under categories, such as “Anti-Semitism;” “Relations to Israel;” “The Vatican & the Holocaust;” and “The Papacy & Judaism.”

Notre Dame de Sion
The Sisters of Our Lady of Sion’s website offers access to a vast collection of online resources, including Church documents, conferences, dossiers, links to the SIDIC Periodical and much more.

Rabbi David Rosen
Rabbi David Rosen, AJC’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs, has published his articles about Christian-Jewish Relations online on his website.

United Methodist Church
The United Methodist church has published its “Guiding Principles for Christian-Jewish Relations” online in its Book of Resolutions.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
USCCB has published many documents in the development of Catholic-Jewish Relations in the United States.

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