Cushing, Spellman, O'Connor
In this highly recommended book, Rabbi James Rudin describes how the vision and commitment of Cardinals Richard Cushing, Francis Spellman, and John O'Connor helped to transform Jewish-Catholic relations in the second half of the twentieth century. Two introductory chapters contextualize their actions and reveal the extraordinary nature of these cardinals' actions.
Pithy and accessible, this book will spark lively discussion among church and synagogue study groups. It will also add compelling case studies to seminary courses on ecumenism and interfaith dialogue -- regardless of any given group's position on the ideological spectrum.
"An insightful and riveting book about Catholic-Jewish relations . . . Jim Rudin's book captures the vision and commitment of Cushing, Spellman, and O'Connor. For students of Jewish-Catholic history, this is a must-read."
Raymond L. Flynn
U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican (1993-1997); Mayor of Boston (1984-1993)
"I was privileged to be mayor of New York City in 1984 when John Cardinal O'Connor came to our city, ultimately to become Cardinal, and was blessed and rewarded with his friendship. This book is a wonderful read."
Mayor of New York City (1978-1989)