Henry G. Brandt / Walter Kardinal Kasper / Jörg Bremer

God’s Presence in Judaism and Christianity: A Conversation

Edited by Jörg Bremer

The conversation between two witnesses of the century: Walter Kasper, German theologian and cardinal, spent many years as the head of the Vatican Commission of the Holy See for Religious Relations with the Jews. Rabbi Henry Brandt, who has been the chairman of the General Rabbinical Conference of Germany since 2004, has been committed to the Jewish-Christian conversation for decades. Both are witnesses of 20th century history, a century full of wars and crimes against humanity. Many people experienced it as an epoch of »God’s absence«. In a conversation with the FAZ newspaper journalist and historian Jörg Bremer, they join in examining the question of what »God’s presence« means for Jews and Christians today. With a foreword by the German Ambassador to the Holy See, Annette Schavan.

  • Two top representatives of Christianity and Judaism
  • Faith in modern societies
  • Future of religions

ISBN: 978-3-8436-1071-1
Hardcover with dust jacket
ca. 128 pages
Format 13 x 21 cm
EUR ca. 14.00

Title in German

The Authors

Henry G. Brandt

Following his community work in Great Britain, Switzerland and Sweden, Henry G. Brandt, German rabbi and leading representative of liberal Judaism, was the State Rabbi of Lower Saxony and then Westphalia-Lippe. Since 2004, he has been the Chairman of the General Rabbinical Conference of Germany.

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Walter Kardinal Kasper

Walter Cardinal Kasper, born in 1933, doctorate and professor in dogmatic theology, 1989–1999 Bishop of the diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart, 2001–2010 President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity.

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Jörg Bremer

Dr. Jörg Bremer began working as an editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper in 1978. He has lived with his family in Rome since 2009 and reported on Italian politics and the Vatican as a correspondent until the end of 2017. The social historian has written several non-fiction books, especially about culture and politics in Israel. He is a member of the German-language Lutheran congregation in Rome and has experienced the debate described in this book at a close proximity.