In honor of its sixtieth anniversary the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies is hosting the Msgr. John M. Oesterreicher Conference at Seton Hall University on September 22, 2013- This Sunday.
The conference is free and open to the public and will feature a keynote lecture at 3:30 in the Beck rooms by Dr. John Connelly, Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley and author of From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Thinking on the Jews, 1933 -1965 (Harvard University Press, 2012),
His talk will be followed by “Reflections” by Gregory Baum, McGill University, Quebec, Canada who together with Cardinal Bea and Msgr.Oesterreicher were instrumental in the creation of the first draft of Nostra Aetate.
There will be closing comments from Rabbi Noam Marans of the AJC.
The day will open with three introductory presentations starting at 1:00PM:
“John Oesterreicher’s Response to French and Italian Antisemitism” by Cristiana Facchini, University of Bologna, Italy
“Catholic-Jewish Relations during the Six Day War” by Jason Olson, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
“‘Death of God’ thinkers and Jewish and Christian responses” by Peter H. Greene, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Here is an excerpt from the book.
Here John Connelly provides a nice summary of his own book here at the Forward.
The Forward readers asked many questions about the topic of the book and I was asked to respond to their queries here.