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Relating to or derived from both the Jewish and Christian religions: Judeo-Christian principles.
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(dʒuˈdeɪ oʊˈkrɪs tʃən, -ˈdi-)

of or pertaining to the religious writings, beliefs, values, or traditions held in common by Judaism and Christianity.
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Adj.1.Judeo-Christian - being historically related to both Judaism and Christianity; "the Judeo-Christian tradition"
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Hence, the Islamic revival of the late 20th century was seen as a "clash of civilisations, the perhaps irrational but surely historic reaction of an ancient rival against our Judaeo-Christian heritage, our secular present, and the world-wide expansion of both," Lewis wrote.
Italian government representative Gianfranco Fini would like to see the Union recognise among its values "the common Judaeo-Christian heritage," while Italian Parliament representative Marco Follini suggests a compromise referring to the "principles of the great religious traditions and of the lay culture of European peoples".
In a simplistic sense -- and Dr Sacks is a charismatic and direct teacher -- he traces for us with erudition and eloquence what he sees as the origins of our present social and political discontents, the politics of despair, as nothing less than the decline of our Judaeo-Christian heritage with its related family of ethical systems and that this has been going on ever since the dawn of the Enlightenment.