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Title: The Jewish People and the Unity of the Church
Author(s): HOCKEN, Peter
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 33 Issue: 3-4 Date: 2008
In this essay, we look at the developments in the last seventy years that are restoring to Catholic reflection on the Church an awareness of the importance of a distinctively Jewish component. It examines the pre-conciliar stirrings, the debates and texts of the Second Vatican Council, post-conciliar developments, official and unofficial, including the rise of explicity Jewish confessions of faith in Jesus, the Messiah and Lord. The essay argues for the necessity of the universal Church becoming once again the Church from the Jews and the Church from the nations.