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COLLECTIONUnpublished articles
TITLEThe Golden Age of Jewish/Christian Relations Revisited: The Contribution of H.J. Schoeps to Interfaith Dialogue
AUTHOR 1Christopher Buck
DATE_THIS1984
ABSTRACTOn Bavarian historian Hans Joachim Schoeps, considered a foremost authority on early Jewish Christianity. Includes appendix of previously unpublished correspondence between Schoeps and Bahá'í scholar Udo Schaefer, in both German and English translation.
NOTES Mirrored with permission from academia.edu.
TAGSInterfaith dialogue; Christianity; Judaism; Udo Schaefer; Hans Joachim Schoeps
 
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Background: This paper, "The Golden Age of Jewish/Christian Relations Revisited: The Contribution of H.J. Schoeps to Interfaith Dialogue," was submitted on March 22, 1984 for a University of British Columbia seminar, "The History of Christian Anti-Semitism," team-taught by the former chair of UBC’s Religious Studies Department, the late Professor William Nicholls (d. 2014), ceremonies.ubc.ca/2015/02/16/william-nicholls, and visiting scholar Professor Moshe Amon, israelipalestinian.procon.org/source-biographies/moshe-amon. Professor Amon failed this paper ("F") — but Professor Nicholls gave it a solid "A"!

This paper highlights the contributions of Jewish scholar Hans-Joachim Schoeps to Jewish-Christian dialogue, with implications not only for a wider dialogue with Islam, but for interfaith dialogue with the Bahá'í Faith as well, especially with respect to the following statement from the first Christian novel, the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies:

“Neither, therefore, are the Hebrews condemned on account of their ignorance of Jesus … if, doing the things commanded by Moses, they do not hate him [Jesus] whom they do not know. Neither are those from among the Gentiles condemned, who do not know Moses … provided that these also, doing the things spoken by Jesus, do not hate him [Moses] whom they do not know. … Moreover, if anyone has been thought worthy to recognise both as preaching one doctrine, that man has been counted rich in God.” (Homilies 8:5–7; see also Recognitions 4:5)
Personal correspondence (previously unpublished) between Bahá’í scholar Dr. Udo Schaefer (Germany) and Dr. Hans-Joachim Schoeps (Germany) is provided in the Appendix and translated into English from the original German. [-C.B. 2021]
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