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About Rev. Lawrence E. Frizzell, D.Phil.

The Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, D.Phil. 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 Associate Professor of the Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program and the Director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies.

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.


Present Faculty Member, Seton Hall University The Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies
Present Associate Professor, Seton Hall University Jewish and Christian Studies

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2008 - Present Consultant, Commission on Religious Relations with the Jews, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
1989 - Present Advisory Committee, Secretariat for Catholic Jewish Relations of the United States Catholic Conference
1981 - Present Ecumenical Commission, Archdiocese of Newark
Member, Catholic Biblical Association
Member, Society of Biblical Literature
Member, The Biblical Theologians (Princeton)
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Honors and Awards

  • Consultor to the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, Vatican City (2008-2018)
  • McQuaid Medal for Distinguished Service from Seton Hall University (2007)
  • The Honey and Maurice Axelrod Award from the NJ Department of Education, State Holocaust Commission (June 2006)
  • Canada Council Grant (1970-73)


D.Phil., University of Oxford
S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
S.T.L., University of Ottawa

Contact Information
Office: (973) 761-9751

Books and Booklets (4)

Articles (23)