Rituals of Reconciliation? How Consideration of Ritual Can Inform Readings of Catholic-Jewish Dialogue After the Holocaust
This chapter will explore particular practices that have emerged in the context of post-Holocaust Catholic-Jewish dialogue, reading them as instances of interrituality and analyzing the extent to which their interriting advances the project of reconciliation. One advantage of investigating interreligious exchange through the lens of ritual is that it permits attention to be paid to a range of extra-textual phenomena such as tone, gesture, pacing, costume, and locatedness, which are capable of adding nuance to, or even subverting, a textual tradition. In the case of post-Holocaust reconciliation, it is worth considering whether and to what degree a consideration of ritual alters the conclusions that can be drawn from the record of published documents.
KeywordsHolocaust Passover Catholic-Jewish dialogue Reconciliation Nostra Aetate
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