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Revisiting Vatican II’s Theology of the People of God after Forty-Five Years of Catholic-Jewish Dialogue

Lumen gentium described biblical Israel as a preparation and figure of the church, the new people of God. Jews do not belong to this people but are ordained to it. In light of Nostra aetate and the ensuing Catholic-Jewish dialogue, the article supplements Lumen gentium’s typological account of biblical Israel as a prefiguration of the church with an eschatological theology of Christians and Jews as a broken people who nonetheless remain covenant partners in pilgrimage to the mountain of the Lord.

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