Specialists/Scholars in Jewish-Christian relations

We have utilized the output of many scholars, generally specialists in Jewish-Christian Relations, and especially in the New Testament. The scholarship of all those listed in the lengthy Bibliography is relevant, and we have learned from all of it. But we highlight here those whose work has been published by the American Interfaith Institute, either in the Newsletter Explorations or in several of the many valuable books published by the Institute (the most relevant of each can be found in the Essays section). We include further a few other scholars whose work was deemed especially important.

Listing their names below does not imply that they agree with each and every suggestion we make, or with all of what we are trying to do.

Ashton, John, of Oxford University, is author of Understanding the Fourth Gospel, a valuable book on John’s Gospel

Baeck, Leo (RIP). Author of several important books on Judaism and Judaism’s relation to Christianity.

Bailey, Rev. Joseph (R.I.P.): Was Professor of New Testament, Wadhams Hall College Seminary

Beck, Norman A.: Poehlman Professor of Theology and Classical Languages, Texas Lutheran University

Boys, Mary C.: Skinner and McAlpin Professor of Practical Theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York. Author of several respected books on Jewish-Christian relations

Buber, Martin (RIP). His books on Judaism, on the Bible, and on God have left most of us in his debt

Brown, Raymond E. (RIP): Was Auburn Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Union Theological Seminary, New York, and author of a standard two-volume Commentary on John

Burke, David: Director, Department of Translations and Scripture Resources, American Bible Society

Charlesworth, James H. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary

Cohen, Shaye. Professor of Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, and author of From the Maccabees to the Mishnah (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1986)

Culpepper, R. Alan: Dean, Mercer School of Theology, and a respected author on John

Daly, Robert J., S.J.: Professor of Theology, Boston College, and former Editor of Theological Studies

Doetzel, Audrey: Associate, Institute of Jewish-Christian Learning, Boston College

Dunn, James D.G.: Lightfoot Professor of Theology, University of Durham. His books on Jesus, on Paul, and on the “Partings of the Ways” are substantial and important.

Efroymson, David P.: Professor Emeritus, Religion, La Salle University, Philadelphia

Fisher, Eugene: Associate Director, Emeritus, of the Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops

Fredriksen, Paula. Professor Emerita, Religion, Boston University, and author of Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews: A Jewish Life and the Emergence of Christianity

Galloway, John: Pastor, Wayne Presbyterian Church, Wayne, PA

Gaston, Lloyd, of the Vancouver School of Theology, wrote Paul and the Torah, perhaps the best single book on Paul and Judaism

Greenberg, Irving. Author, most recently, of For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter between Judaism and Christianity

Harrelson, Walter Professor of Hebrew Bible, Emeritus, Vanderbilt University Divinity School

Harrington, Daniel, S.J.: Professor, New Testament, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and author of perhaps the best single-volume commentary on Matthew and its Jewishness.

Hays, Richard B. His The Faith of Jesus Christ shook up Pauline scholarship.

Heschel, Abraham Joshua. (RIP) Author of several valuable books on Judaism, most notably God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism, and Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion

Kee, Howard C.: Professor Emeritus, Boston University

Kellenbach, Catharina von: Professor of Religious Studies, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Kysar, Robert: Bandy Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Emeritus, at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and another influential writer on John

Levine, Amy-Jill. Professor of New Testament at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and author of The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus

Lohse, Eduard: Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Rector of the University of Gὄttingen

Luz, Ulrich. Professor of New Testament, University of Bern and author of a three-volume commentary on Matthew

Martyn, J. Louis, of Union Theological Seminary, New York, and author of an important work on John, History and Theology in the Fourth Gospel

McGarry, Michael, C.S.P.: Former Rector of the Tantur Ecumenical Study Center in Israel

Meier, John P. Author of A Marginal Jew, a four-volume (so far) standard account of the historical Jesus

Newman, Barclay: Senior Translations Officer, American Bible Society

Neusner, Jacob has held several academic positions and has written literally hundreds of books on Formative and Rabbinic Judaism

Pawlikowsky, John, O.S.M.: Professor of Social Ethics, and Director, Catholic-Jewish Studies Program, Catholic Theological Union

Pilch, John: Professor of Scripture, Georgetown University

Pokorny, Petr: Dean of the Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Sabin, Marie Noonan, Author of Re-opening the Word: Reading Mark as Theology in the Context of Early Judaism

Saldarini, Anthony (R.I.P.) Was Professor of Theology, Boston College

Sanders, Ed P. Author of several influential books—on Jesus, on Paul, and on early Judaism

Sanders, James A. President, The Ancient Biblical Manuscripts Center and Professor of Biblical Studies, School of Theology at Claremont

Sandmel, David: Co-Author of Dabru Emet, and Congregational Rabbi, Chicago

Schoon, Simon Author of Christliche Prἂsenz im jὒdischen Staat (Berlin: Dieter dressler, 1986)

Segal, Alan (R.I.P.): Was Professor of Comparative Religion at Barnard College, and author of Rebecca’s Children: Judaism and Christianity in the Roman World (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986)

Sloyan, Gerard S. Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Religion at Temple University, and author of John in the “Interpretation” Series of biblical commentaries, perhaps the most useful commentary on John for preaching.

Stendahl, Krister Dean of the Harvard Divinity School, Emeritus, and former Bishop of Stockholm

Tyson, Joseph B. Professor of Religion (NT) at Southern Methodist University and author of several key books on Luke-Acts and the Jews

Van Buren, Paul. (RIP) Of Temple University; his three-volume A Theology of the JewishChristian Reality is probably the best of its kind

Vermes, Geza: Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies, Oxford University, and Fellow of the British Academy

Willianson, Clark M.: Indiana Professor of Christian Thought Emeritus, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana

Willimon, William Minister to the University and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University

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