“This study explores Roman Catholic doctrines after the Second Vatican Council regarding the Jewish people (1965-2015). Gavin D’Cosgta establishes the emergence of the teaching that God’s covenant with the Jewish people is irrevocable. D’Costa examines early magiserial documents that seem to contradict current teachings. The apparent contradiction is historically contextualized. D’Costa argues that earlier teachings accept the positive value of Jewish rituals within certain conditions. These earlier traditions also show a positive valuation of Jewish cultic practices within the early Christian church.” [From the cover]
Gavin D’Costais Professor of Catholic Theology and Head of the Department on Religion and Theology at the University of Bristol.
- The Catholic Doctrine of God’s Irrevocable Covenant for the Jewish People
Methodology and Magisterial Authority
Two Basic Doctrines: God’s Irrecvocabe Covenant with Biblical Jewish People; Applicable to Rabbinic Jewish People
Fulfillment and Supersessionism – the Same Species?
- The ‘Ceremonial Law’; Dead and Deadening or Alive and LIfe-Giving?
Bruce Marshall’s Depiction of the Catholic Problematic
Israel of the Flesh and the Irrevocable Jewish Covenant
Do Previous Magisterial Teachings Contradict Recent Magisterial Teachings?
Resolving Marshall’s Conundrum through the Fulfillment Thesis
- The Church and the Biblical Promised Land
Key Terminology Regarding This Question
The Promise of the Land: Biblical Considerations
Hermeneutics for Reading the Old and the New Testaments
Land in the Old Testament
The Temple and Jerusalem
The Land in the Old Testament – continued
Land in the New Testament
The Temple and Jerusalem in the New Testament
- The Church and Minimalist Catholic Zionism
The Actors on the Stage
Vatican Diplomacy and the Land of Israel
The Telos of Catholic Theological Teachings about the Land
- Catholic Mission to the Jewish People
Defining the Terms
Arguments against Mission to the Jews
Critical Reflections on the Arguments
The Significance of the Jewish Ecclesia/Hebrew Catholics
- Conclusions of a Tentative Pose-Conciliar Theology of the Jewish PeopleBibliography
Oxford University Press, ©2019, Hard cover, 240 pages