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A Catholic Response to Gavin D’costa

Some ambiguity remains in the official Catholic understanding of dialogue and mission, but the basic thrust of Vatican II Catholicism definitely leans toward a nonmissionizing position with regard to Jews. This seems evident in the several statements on Christian-Jewish relations beginning with the conciliar text Nostra aetate and continuing in papal statements and the writings of individual theologians. This thrust stands in opposition to Gavin D’Costa’s claim for a continued mandate of mission to the Jews.

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