Council of Christians and Jews Luncheon Club
12 Jul 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
St Stephen’s Uniting Church
The Separation of Early Christianity from Judaism
by Sr Marianne Dacy
Following a very successful luncheon club in May, the NSWCCJ warmly invite you to attend the next in a series of luncheon clubs this time on the topic of The Separation of Early Christianity from Judaism.
Sr Marianne Dacy, is a member of the Catholic Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion. Her book, The Separation of Early Christianity from Judaism, has been described by Dr Michael Giffin in the Quadrant periodical review, as “a work that is destined to become an essential general reference. It’s the fruit of a distinguished vocation of reconciliation.”
This publication is based on her doctoral thesis completed at Sydney University. Currently, she is the national secretary of the Australian Council of Christians and Jews (ACCJ) and runs the Archive of Australian Judaica at Sydney University.
An excerpt from her address:
It took about four centuries for Jews and Christians to move apart, Christianity starting out as a variety of Judaism. Gradually the Jewish elements were dropped, but much of the Jewish framework was retained. Two main elements were at work in separation, the dropping of Jewish ritual law and the growing importance placed on the person of Jesus. The process of separation was accelerated when Constantine declared Christianity to be the religion of the Byzantine Empire.
Kosher sandwich lunch – admission $5 and additional gold coin donations appreciated.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 9390 5168.