Jakob Jocz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jakób Jocz
Died1983 (aged 76–77)
Joan Celia Gapp
(m. 1935)
Ecclesiastical career
ReligionChristianity (Anglican)
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisA Study in the Relationship Between the Jewish People and Jesus Christ[2] (1945)
Academic work
Sub-disciplineSystematic theology
InstitutionsWycliffe College, Toronto
Notable works
  • The Jewish People and Jesus Christ (1949)
  • A Theology of Election (1958)

Jakób Jocz (1906–1983)[3] was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, and studied in Germany, England, and Scotland. He received his Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Letters degrees from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He contributed to many professional journals and wrote four other books of Old Testament study and systematic theology. Jocz was ordained in the Anglican Church, and served for many years as Professor of Systematic Theology at Wycliffe Seminary, Toronto.[4]

As a third-generation Hebrew Christian he was passionately interested in evangelism amongst Jews. However he also saw the need for a place of dialogue and sought to get the two communities to understand their past and get past the stereotypes.[5]

Jocz most notable works are The Jewish People and Jesus Christ written in 1949 and on the distinctive nature of Israel and Church before God in his 1958 work A Theology of Election: Israel and the Church. He turned his attention in 1968 to the future destinies of both groups in his often reprinted The Covenant: A Theology of Human Destiny.[5]


His major works are as follows:[6]

  • Jocz, Jakób (1949). The Jewish People and Jesus Christ. London: SPCK.
  • ——— (1958). A Theology of Election: Israel and the Church. London: SPCK.
  • ——— (1961). The Spiritual History of Israel. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode.
  • ——— (1966). Christians and Jews: Encounter and Mission. London: SPCK.
  • ——— (1968). The Covenant: A Theology of Human Destiny. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. OCLC 218201.
  • ——— (1981). The Jewish People and Jesus Christ After Auschwitz: a study in the controversy between church and synagogue. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House. ISBN 978-0-801-05123-4. OCLC 7670435.



  1. ^ Glasser 1993, p. 66.
  2. ^ Jocz 1945.
  3. ^ Glasser 1993, pp. 66–67.
  4. ^ "Jakob Jocz". Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  5. ^ a b Glasser 1993.
  6. ^ Glasser 1993, p. 71.


Further reading[edit]