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Title: Nostra Aetate and Supersessionism
Subtitle: A Way Forward?
Author(s): BAIRD, Marie L.
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 40 Issue: 2 Date: 2017
After a brief discussion of the Church’s orchestrated marginalization of the Jewish people, this essay will take up the fact of Christianity’s continued dependence on Judaism, a dependence that Nostra Aetate acknowledges in part. It will then discuss the problem, despite the promulgation of Nostra Aetate, of a 'ghostly' supersessionism that continues to haunt Christianity. Finally, the essay will offer a suggestion for a possible way forward in Jewish-Christian dialogue that focuses on full legitimacy for both traditions in frank acknowledgment of the irreconcilability of their differences.