The Religious Other as Neighbor
New Theology Review 22.2: 26-35, May 2009
Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.
Department of Religion
Many stories are told about antagonism between Christians and Jews,
especially in countries with a large Jewish minority. The history of
persecution should be told along with the lessons learned for our time. A
brief review of examples whose participants were neighbors, either in
reality or in principle, may be instructive. This article moves through
the centuries in a rapid survey, recalling friendly contacts or benign
exchanges between Christians and Jews.