Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations
Disciplines Taught: Religious Studies, Theology
Office: Bellarmine 220
Phone: 610-660-1863
Website: Faculty Website


Christian-Jewish Relations; Biblical Studies


  • B.A., 1972, Fordham College
  • M.S., 1977, Fordham Graduate School of Education
  • M.A., 1984, LaSalle University
  • Ph.D., 1992, Boston College

Professional Experience

Director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph's University; Member of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (secretary-treasurer), Christian Scholars Group on Christian-Jewish RelationsInternational Council of Christians and Jews (2nd vice-president), the Catholic Biblical Association of America; webmaster of Dialogika, a resource site on Christian-Jewish relations. 


  • Christ Jesus and the Jewish People Today: New Explorations of Theological Interrelationships [Edited with J. Sievers, M. Boys, H, Henrix, and J. Svartvik], (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011).

  • The Catholic Church and the Jewish People: Recent Reflections from Rome [Edited with N. Hofmann and J. Sievers], (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007).

  • Pondering the Passion: What’s at Stake for Christians and Jews?[editor], (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005).

  • “Discerning the ‘Stumbling Block,’” Cardinal Koch Symposium.Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, May 2012.

  • "Paul and the Relationship between the People of Israel and the Church Today,” in Reimund Beiringer and Didier Pollefeyt, eds,Paul and Judaism: Crosscurrents in Pauline Exegesis and the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations (T & T Clark, 2012), 141-162.

  • "Jews and Christians from the Time of Christ to Constantine’s Reign," in Albert Lindemann and Richard Levy, eds., Antisemitism: A History (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), 47-62.


Theologies and history of Christian-Jewish relations, biblical studies, religious education.

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Christian-Jewish Relations, Interreligious Dialogue, Biblical Studies, Religious Education

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