Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D.

Professor of Theology and Director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations
Specializations: Christian-Jewish Relations, Biblical Studies
Office: Bellarmine 220
Phone: 610-660-1863
Fax: (610) 660-3217
Website: Personal Faculty Website


Doctor of Philosophy in Religion and Education, 1992 Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Dissertation : “A Content Analysis of the Presentation of Jews and Judaism in Current Roman Catholic Religion Textbooks”

Master of Arts in Religious Education (Theology - NT), 1984 LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA

Master of Sciences in Education (Curriculum and Teaching), 1977 Fordham Graduate School of Education, Lincoln Center, NY

Bachelor of Arts (History), 1972 Fordham College, Bronx, NY

Professional Experience

President, International Council of Christians and Jews

Secretary-Treasurer, Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations

Courses Taught

  • THE 154 - Faith, Justice, and the Catholic Tradition
  • THE 332 - The New Testament and Christian Attitudes toward Jews and Judaism
  • THE 336 - Jews and Christians: Entwined Histories
  • THE 337 - Jewish and Christian Interpretations of the Bible
  • THE 384 - Jewish and Christian Theologies: A Comparative Approach
  • THE 385 - New Ways of Thinking about the Jewish Jesus as Savior



Seeking Shalom: The Journey to Right Relationship between Catholics and Jews (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015). [info]


Christ Jesus and the Jewish People Today: New Explorations of Theological Interrelationships. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011)

The Catholic Church and the Jewish People: Recent Reflections from Rome. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007).


"Celebrating Judaism as a 'Sacrament of Every Otherness,'" Kristen Colberg and Robert Krieg, eds., The Theology of Cardinal Walter Kasper: Speaking Truth in Love (St. John’s MN: Liturgical Press, 2014), 223-240.

“Building a New Relationship: A Catholic Perspective,” Franklin Sherman, ed., Bridges: Documents of the Christian-Jewish Dialogue. Volume Two. Building a New Relationship (1986-2103) (New York/Mahwah: Paulist Press/Stimulus Books, 2014), 15-38.


Coordinator of international research project: "Promise, Land, and Hope: Jews and Christians Seeking Understanding to Enable Constructive Dialogue about Israeli-Palestinian Issues."