Religion: The Bridge

Jewish scholars and writers are showing an increasing interest in Christ as a teacher. Christians in their turn are more conscious of Judaism because of Jewish philosophers like Martin Buber (TIME. Jan. 23). In such fertile soil the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies at New Jersey's Seton Hall University plants a seed of fact: Christ is the link as well as the difference between Christian and Jew.

The institute's director is an Austrian-born Jew who became a Roman Catholic priest: the Rev. John M. Oesterreicher, 51. Father Oesterreicher worked to further Jewish-Christian understanding in...

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