The papers in this reader address different facets of the relations between American Jews and Christians. The book is not, however, a collection of landmark essays in theology or the philosophy of religion. Nor, at the other extreme, is it intended to prescribe how Jews and Christians should interact. Rather, it aims at introducing the state of the field, both with respect to the substance of the theme and to the scholarship that the theme and its sub-themes have generated. Although the published material on contemporary interfaith matters overwhelmingly reflects the different viewpoints of the participants themselves, most essays reproduced here are by social scientists who have critically explored and assessed certain issues in their past or present American context.