MRIJ BOOK REVIEW Title: Jewish Sketches: Judaism and Jewish-Catholic Relations

Author: Edmund Ryden


  • Dennis P. McCann


  Why would anyone concerned with social development in China and SE Asia take the time to read a big book on Judaism and its history in relationship to Europe and the Catholic Church?  Is Edmund Ryden’s Jewish Sketches, recently published in Taiwan where he is stationed as a Jesuit, simply a personal hobby project?  Why should anyone else pause to consider the story he has to tell?