Academic Scholarship

The Religious Other as Neighbor

New Theology Review 22.2: 26-35, May 2009

New Theology Review 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.

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