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Critical Analysis of: “The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable (Rom 11:29)

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Critical Analysis of: “The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable (Rom 11:29): A Reflection on Theological Questions Pertaining to Catholic‐Jewish Relations”1 published by the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews on December 10, 2015
by Robert Sungenis, Ph.D.
Overview
The Commission’s document is the latest post‐Vatican II attempt to forge an ecumenical and political relationship with the Jews, Judaism and Israel. The Commission states up front, however, that “the text is not a magisterial document or doctrinal teaching of the Catholic Church, but is a reflection…on current theological questions that have developed since the Second Vatican Council.” Although the Commission admits that Jesus Christ remains a divisive issue between the Jews and the Catholic Church, nevertheless it pushes forward by trying to minimize the doctrinal issues and maximize the humanitarian issues. In the process, unfortunately, the Commission sacr…