Healing Deadly Memories: Jewish-Christian Dialogue and Scriptural Resources

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“Healing Deadly Memories: Jewish - Christian Dialogue and Scriptural Resources,”

Taught by Professor Arthur Dewey, wrestles with the important issue of facing the Christian tradition's relationship to Anti-Semitism.  

If Christianity promotes right relationships that foster human dignity and communities of care, how did Anti-Semitism come about?  What are the roots of the tragic relationship between Jews and Christians?  This course focuses on the texts and traditions that led ultimately to the Holocaust. How can we learn to read critically texts that have spawned such a tragic history?  How do we carry the tradition forward without spreading the virus of anti-Semitism?  What concrete steps can we make, once we understand the complicated roots of the question?  

This class meets on Mondays, from 5:30pm - 9:15pm starting August 22nd through October 10th.  For more information, please contact issj@xavier.edu  or call 513-745-2894

A 3-hour graduate level course but may also be taken as a non-credit bearing workshop.