The Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell joined Seton Hall University in 1974 when he
helped to design the curriculum for the Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program. This
unique curriculum was the first of its kind in the world and continues to serve as a
model for eliminating prejudice through understanding. 

Today Father Frizzell is the Director and Associate Professor of the Jewish-Christian
Studies Graduate Program and the Director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, a
leading center of expertise committed to the mission of developing, encouraging and
increasing the collaborative peace-building efforts of Jewish and Christian scholars,
theologians, educators and students. 

In 2008 Pope Benedict XVI appointed Father Frizzell Consultor to the Commission for
Religious Relations with the Jews in the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian
Unity, and Pope Francis renewed his appointment in 2014. In addition to this work, Father
Frizzell is also the moderator of "The Kinship of Catholics & Jews," a
weekly radio program that promotes the shared values of Christians and Jews and is
broadcast on Seton Hall's WSOU 89.5 FM. 

A specialist in Jewish-Christian studies and relations, Father Frizzell also explores the
impact of biblical traditions on Catholic worship, liturgy and ethics. 

Articles

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The Church's Bond with the Jewish People, Word on Worship (2012)

This article examines the history and impact of the fourth paragraph, "The Church's Bond with...

 

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Elijah the Peacemaker: Jewish and Early Christian Interpretations of Malachi 3:23-24, Teshuvah Institute Papers (2011)

Few biblical personalities influenced the thought of later generations more deeply than Elijah the Thisbite....

 

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The Religious Other as Neighbor, New Theology Review (2009)

Many stories are told about antagonism between Christians and Jews, especially in countries with a...

 

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Mary and the Jews: The Gospels and the Early Church, Marian Studies (2009)

The intention of this essay is twofold; to extend the time period of my earlier...

 

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Worship, the Bond Between Time/Space and Eternity, Nova et Vetera (2006)

Dr. Kenneth Schmitz's review of philosophical insights into language and writing is necessarily focused on...

 

Books

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Standing before God: Studies on Prayer in Scriptures and in Tradition with Essays in Honor of John M. Oesterreicher (with Asher Finkel) (1981)

This festschrift, in honor of John M. Oesterreicher, contains twenty-four essays and reflections on worship...

 

Contributions to Books

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The Teaching of the Second Vatican Council on Jews and Judaism, Examining Nostra Aetate After 40 Years: Catholic-Jewish Relations in Our Time (2007)

This article examines the teaching of the Second Vatican Council on Jews and Judaism.

The...

 

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Jew and Christian in the New Testament, German Literature between Faiths: Jews and Christians at Odds and in Harmony (2004)

In general, anti-Jewish bias in the Christian community does not go back to the New...

 

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The Death of Jesus and the Death of the Temple, Perspectives on The Passion of the Christ: Religious Thinkers and Writers Explore the Issues Raised by the Controversial Movie (2004)

Whether he knew it or not, Mel Gibson touched on theological traditions were formed long...

 

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Jews and Judaism in the Medieval Latin Liturgy (with J. Frank Henderson), The Liturgy of the Medieval Church (2001)

The purpose of this study is to sketch the positive and negative dimensions in the...

 

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"The Jews" in the Fourth Gospel, Radici Dell'Antigiudaismo in Ambiente Cristiano (2000)

This article examines the work various scholars have endeavored to apply to themes and passages...

 

Dictionary & Encyclopedia Entries

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Christian-Jewish Relations: Theological Issues, New Catholic Encyclopedia (2010)

The major disagreements between Jews and traditional Christians (i.e. those who accept the canon of...

 

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Azariah, Prayer of, The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible (2007)

Commentary on the Prayer of Azariah in Daniel 3.

 

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Bel and the Dragon, The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible (2007)

Reflections on Bel and the Dragon in the book of Daniel.

 

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Song of the Three Jews, The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible (2007)

Commentary on the Song of the Three Jews.

 

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Canon Law, A Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations (2005)
 

Conference Papers & Presentations

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Education by Example (2014)

This is the keynote address Lawrence E. Frizzell delivered at the Yom HaShoah Remembrance at...

 

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Jewish-Christian Studies on the Graduate Level (2012)

This report reflects on work that prepares the next generation for their role as educators...

 

Public Statements

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Myanmar Muslims (2013)

I offer this public statement about the tensions between the Buddhist and Muslim communities in...

 

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Catholic, Jewish communities stand together, The Catholic Advocate (2012)

Public statement regarding the attacks on churches in Nigeria, Shi'ite mosques and shrines in Iraq,...

 

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Catholic-Jewish Declaration on Sacred Places and Religious Freedom (2011)

Attacks on persons and sanctuaries in many countries continue to be all too frequent. Representatives...

 

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Advocate columnist decries recent attacks in Libya, The Catholic Advocate (2011)

Attacks on persons and sanctuaries in many countries continue to be all too frequent. Representatives...

 

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Prayer, education needed in wake of Norway killings, The Catholic Advocate (2011)

Reflections on the tragic shooting by Anders Behring Breivik at a Norwegian youth camp.

 

Unpublished Papers and Articles

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Judgment (2005)

Bibical definition and etymology of "judgment."

 

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Laying on of Hands (2005)

Bibical definition and etymology of "laying on of hands."

 

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Reward and Punishment (2005)

Reflections on divine judgment and retribution for human deeds.

 

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Spoils from Egypt (2005)

Dictionary entry for the "Spoils from Egypt."

 

Radio Interviews

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The Development of Jewish-Christian Studies, The Kinship of Catholics & Jews (2013)

Father Lawrence E. Frizzell and Rabbi Asher Finkel discuss the development of Jewish-Christian Studies as...

 

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The Feast of Hanukkah, The Kinship of Catholics & Jews (2013)

Father Lawrence E. Frizzell and Rabbi Asher Finkel discuss the significance of the Feast of...

 

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The Feast of Shavuot, The Kinship of Catholics & Jews (2013)

Fr. Frizzell and Rabbi Asher Finkel discuss the significance of the Feast of Shavuot on...

 

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The Jewish High Holy Days, The Kinship of Catholics & Jews (2013)

Fr. Frizzell and Rabbi Asher Finkel discuss the Jewish High Holy Days on The Kinship...

 

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The Torah and the Massoretic Text, The Kinship of Catholics & Jews (2013)

Fr. Frizzell and Rabbi Asher Finkel discuss the Torah and the significance of the massoretic...

 

Catholic Lectionary for Mass: Cycle A

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God discerns definition of success in life, The Catholic Advocate (2011)

Readings for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 13, 2011

 

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An awareness of world and need for transformation, The Catholic Advocate (2011)

Readings for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 18, 2011

 

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Pondering gifts of Christ’s Body, Blood, The Catholic Advocate (2011)

Sunday Readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, June...

 

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I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, The Catholic Advocate (2011)

Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 22, 2011

 

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Voices proclaim Paschal hymn of faith, The Catholic Advocate (2011)

Readings for Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011.

 

Catholic Lectionary for Mass: Cycle B

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Helping widows, orphans in a just society, The Catholic Advocate (2012)

Readings for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 11, 2012

 

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Teachers grapple with challenging vocation, The Catholic Advocate (2012)

Readings for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 16, 2012

 

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Gifts of Eucharist offer many blessings, The Catholic Advocate (2012)

Readings for the Sunday of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of...

 

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Jesus provides the Paraclete, The Catholic Advocate (2012)

Readings for Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012

 

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Those who believe have forgiveness through His name, The Catholic Advocate (2012)

Readings for the Mass of Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012

 

Catholic Lectionary for Mass: Cycle C

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Prayer in the Life of Jesus and the Church (2013)

Cycle C liturgical readings for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 28, 2013: Gn...

 

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Finding Time for Both Prayer and Service (2013)

Cycle C liturgical readings for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 21, 2013: Gn...

 

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Laws and the Spirit of Service (2013)

Cycle C liturgical readings for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 14, 2013: 1...

 

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New Jerusalem and Kingdom of God (2013)

Cycle C liturgical readings for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 7, 2013: Is...

 

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Prudence and Diligence in the Christian Mission (2013)

Cycle C liturgical readings for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 30, 2013: 1...

 

Scripture in Church

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Celebrant’s Guide and Commentary and Reflections for Sundays and Festivals (February 27, 2011), Scripture in Church (2011)

Readings for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 27, 2011: Isaiah 49:14-15; Psalm 62:2-3,...

 

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Celebrant’s Guide and Commentary and Reflections for Sundays and Festivals (March 6, 2011), Scripture in Church (2011)

Readings for the Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, March 6, 2011: Deuteronomy 11:18, 26-28, Psalm...

 

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Celebrant’s Guide and Commentary and Reflections for Sundays and Festivals (March 14, 2010), Scripture in Church (2010)

Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 14, 2010: Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 34:2-7; 2...

 

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Celebrant’s Guide and Commentary and Reflections for Sundays and Festivals (March 21, 2010), Scripture in Church (2010)

Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 21, 2010: Isaiah 43:16-26; Psalm 126:1-6; Philippians...

 

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Celebrant’s Guide and Commentary and Reflections for Sundays and Festivals (March 28, 2010), Scripture in Church (2010)

Readings for Passion (Palm) Sunday, March 28, 2010: Luke 19:28-40; Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-24; Philippians...

 

The Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies Annual Newsletter

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The Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies Newsletter (2013)

The 2013 issue of The Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies Newsletter Vol 1.

 

The Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program Newsletter

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The Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program Newsletter (2014)

The Spring 2014 issue of The Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program Newsletter, Vol 16 / No...

 

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The Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program Newsletter (2013)

The Fall 2013 issue of The Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program Newsletter, Vol 16 / No...

 

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The Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program Newsletter (2013)

The Spring 2013 issue of The Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program Newsletter, Vol 15 / No...

 

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Rest in Peace - CARLO MARIA CARDINAL MARTINI, The Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program Newsletter (2012)

A reflection on the late Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini.