Announcing Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations

Studies in Christian-Jewish RelationsThe first articles in the new, open-access electronic journal, Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, have just been published. Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations is the offical journal of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR) and is published by the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College and the Boston College Libraries.

The editors, Philip Cunningham of Boston College and Edward Kessler of the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations in Cambridge, United Kingdom, have included a brief Introduction to the opening collection of articles. They note that "Nostra Aetate provided a clarion call for Christians to develop revised theologies based on the convictions that Jews are beloved of God and have received an irrevocable calling. The initial contributors, therefore, consider the implications of the sea-change brought by Nostra Aetate for questions of Christology, soteriology, and theologies of religious pluralism."

The first volume also reflects an effort on the part of the CCJR to encourage international collaboration in the field. Scholars from Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States contributed the first articles.

Please visit the journal's website at to access the publication.

Readers are encouraged to click on "Notify Me of New Contents" in the left column of the journal's main page to receive e-mailed notification of newly published materials. There is no subscription fee. Since the journal's subscription list is separate from other listservs, such as those of the CCJR,, or the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College, subscribers to those services will not automatically be notified through them of new articles or reviews in Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations.

Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations is the only electronic academic journal specifically dedicated to the field of Christian-Jewish relations and publishes peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scholarship on the history, theology, and contemporary realities of Jewish-Christian relations as well as reviews of new materials in the field. It also provides a vehicle for exchange of information, cooperation, and mutual enrichment in the field of Christian-Jewish studies and relations. It is published on a continuous basis in annual volumes.

The editors conclude their introduction with the observation that "a friendly relationship between the two religious traditions of Christianity and Judaism requires a positive theological foundation. We hope that the launch of this journal will make an academic contribution toward this goal for both communities."