The Church Is Still Decades Away From Full Recognition of Israel https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/israel-zionism/2019/09/the-church-is-still-decades-away-from-full-recognition-of-israel/

Recent popes have indeed been friendlier to Jews than any before. But realizing the full implications of that friendship could take generations.

September 16, 2019 | Daniel Johnson
About the author: Daniel Johnson, the founding editor (2008-2018) of the British magazine Standpoint, is now the founding editor of TheArticle and a regular contributor to cultural and political publications in the UK and the U.S.
This is a response to The New Catholic Zionism, originally published in Mosaic in September 2019

Pope Francis at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem in May 2014. Eric VANDEVILLE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.

Gavin D’Costa deserves great credit for his essay in Mosaic investigating the theological basis for a Catholic Zionism. I admire his careful construction of a bold and suggestive narrative, which begins in the early 1960s with the Second Vatican Council’s epochal document Nostra Aetate, proceeds through an evolving high-level Jewish-Catholic dialogue, and culminates in recent progress toward anchoring these efforts in a definitive affirmation by the Church of the Jewish homeland in the state of Israel.

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