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Center for Christian-Jewish Learning


The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College is dedicated to the growth of new and mutually enriching relationships between Christians and Jews. The Center applies the scholarly resources of a Catholic university to the task of encouraging mutual knowledge between Christians and Jews at every level.


Rabbi Abraham Heschel and Cardinal Augustin Bea, S.J.




Angela Kim Harkins
Angela Kim Harkins

The Dead Sea Scrolls after 70 Years: What Have We Learned?
Dr. Angela Kim Harkins
Tuesday, March 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

This event is free. Please register here.
Co-sponsored with the School of Theology and Ministry.

Robert Cohen
Robert Cohen

Songs of Liberation: Passover Songs from the Exodus to Today
Robert Cohen
Tuesday, March 20, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Murray Room, Yawkey Center, Chestnut Hill Campus

This event is free.
Please email to register.

Ecclesia and Synagoga from Notre-Dame de Strasbourg
Ecclesia and Synagoga

The 2018 Corcoran Chair Conference
Luther's Anti-Jewish Interpretation of the Bible: A Case Study in Christian-Jewish Relations in Late Medieval Germany

March 25-26, 2018
Murray Room, Yawkey Center

Conference details are forthcoming.

This event is free. 
Please email to register.




Photo of Christine Helmer
Christine Helmer

2017-2018 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations
Boston College and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning are pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Christine Helmer to the 2017-2018 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations.

Recent Engagements
Prof. Helmer recently spoke at Georgetown University's conference 1517-2017: Lutherans and Catholics, Then and Now.
A video of her talk: "What is Distinctive about the Fifth Centenary of the Lutheran Reformation?

Martin Luther and the History of Rights: A Conversation with Christine Helmer (University of Chicago, October 30, 2017)


Annual John Paul II Lecture in Christian-Jewish Relations
Previous John Paul II Lecture booklets and streaming videos are available here.

Center Event Videos
Streaming videos of past Center events are available here.

Center Reports
Center Reports, including the latest 2015-2017 Center Report, are available here.

Jewish-Christian Lecture Series
The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning invites Boston College professors teaching a course with connections to Jewish-Christian relations to apply for a Jewish-Christian Lecture Series Sponsorship of a guest lecturer for his or her course.

Junior Scholars Research Grants
The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning invites undergraduate and graduate student applications for Junior Scholars Research Grants.

Student Travel Grants
The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning offers Student Travel Grants to support travel for academic opportunities related to the Center's mission.

Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations
The Editorial Board of Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations is pleased to announce the latest upload to the journal. SCJR is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal available here.