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John Paul II and the Jewish People A Christian-Jewish Dialogue by Dalin David

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. .
Written in English


  • Christianity - Catholic,
  • Religion / Catholicism,
  • Ecumenism,
  • Judaism - General,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Catholicism,
  • 1920-2005,
  • Catholic Church,
  • II,,
  • John Paul,
  • Judaism,
  • Pope,,
  • Relations,
  • Relations with Jews

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages208
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Open LibraryOL10721819M
ISBN 100742559998
ISBN 109780742559998

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  More than any other pope, John Paul II was the twentieth century’s greatest papal friend and supporter of the Jewish people. Indeed, John Paul II’s extraordinary relationship with the Jews was an important chapter in the historic legacy of his pontificate, which has had profound implications for Catholic¯Jewish relations in our : David G. Dalin. When Pope John Paul II was canonized, many recalled his warm relationship with the Jews. But a new book reveals that Saint John Paul the Great’s legacy was not perfect. With support from John Paul II, the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee establishes a working group of Catholic and Jewish historians and theologians to examine together Vatican archival materials released by Pope Paul VI dealing with the history of . John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyla on , in the Polish town of Wadowice, where he had Jewish friends and neighbors and was an eyewitness to the Holocaust.A few months before the war ended, Wojtyla rescued a starving year-old Jewish girl at a train station by carrying her to the rail car in which he was traveling, feeding her and covering her with his coat.

As pope, John Paul II remembered that, "Day after day I was able to observe the austere way in which he lived. By profession he was a soldier and, after my mother's death, his life became one of. Get this from a library! John Paul II and the Jewish people: a Jewish-Christian dialogue. [David G Dalin; Matthew Levering;] -- "The twentieth century will forever be marked by the horrific event of the Shoah, which the future John Paul II witnessed during the Nazi occupation of Poland. This book reflects upon his. And the researcher cites those supposed Jewish roots as the reason for Karol going into hiding during World War II, something that would have not been necessary if he was % Polish. And, unlike every other pope out there, starting with Peter and ending with former Nazi Youth Benedict XVI, we would welcome John Paul II with open arms.   This book describes the surprising, lifelong relationship between Pope John Paul II and his Jewish friend, Jerzy Kluger. Their friendship played a role in shaping Karol Wojtyla s early views toward the Jewish people, and his later efforts, as pope, to overcome the legacy of anti-Semitism/5(11).

  New York — It is a poignant coincidence that Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be canonized as Catholic saints on the eve of Yom Hashoah, the international day of . From Pope John Paul II's discourse during his visit to the Rome Synagogue on 13 April This gathering in a way brings to a close, after the Pontificate of John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council, a long period which we must not tire of reflecting upon in order to draw from it the appropriate lessons. “In the Jewish community,” says Rabbi Dalin, “he has been recognized and revered, together with Pope John Paul II, as one of the 20th century’s greatest papal friends and supporters of the. John Paul II was Pope of Roman Catholic church from to He succeeded Pope John Paul I and was succeeded by Pope Benedict XVI.. John Paul II (born ; died April 2, ) was born as Karol Wojtyla in Wadowice, was studying at University of krakow when the Germans invaded Poland, effectively closing the university, and under the occupation he worked in a stone.