Creighton University to Host Dialogue on Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust
Rabbi Michael Signer and. J. Matthew Ashley, Ph.D., will host a lecture and dialogue titled “Jews and Christians After Auschwitz: Modernity, Memory and Reconciliation,” Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Skutt Student Center west ballroom on Creighton University’s campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The discussion will cover Jewish and Christian responses to the Holocaust as part of Creighton’s Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center Holocaust Lecture Series.
Rabbi Signer, director of the Notre Dame Holocaust Project, is the Abrams Professor in the Department of Theology and a Senior Fellow of the Medieval Institute at Notre Dame. Since 1998 he has been co-chair of the Joint Commission on Inter-religious Affairs of the Reform movement. He is the author and editor of five books on topics that range from Medieval Latin biblical commentaries to contemporary Jewish-Christian relations such as “Humanity at the Limit: The Impact of the Holocaust Experience on Jews and Christians”; “Memory and History in Judaism and Christianity; “Jews and Christians in Twelfth-Century Europe.” He is one of four authors of “Daberu Emet: A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity.”
Ashley is an associate professor of Theology and director of Graduate Studies at Notre Dame University. His scholarly interests include political and liberation theology, Christian spirituality, and the dialogue between theology and science. He is the author of “Interruptions: Mysticism, Politics and Theology in the Work of Johann Baptist Metz.”
The Kripke Center’s Holocaust course and lecture series are made possible in part through the generous support of the National Holocaust Endowment, with special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Freed. The lecture is co-sponsored by Creighton College of Arts & Sciences and the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization.