Professor speaking on anti-Semitism in Christian scriptures for Healing Deadly Memories Program

Lecture kickoff for workshop exploring how Jews, Christians can address anti-Semitic elements in Christian scripture, theology | July 18, 2006

Theology professor Arthur J. Dewey is the co-founder of the Healing Deadly Memories Program, a project that conducts workshops on how to deal with the question of anti-Semitism in Christian scriptures and theology. He is speaking on the topic, “Violence at the Roots: How Can Bible Readers Deal with the Apparent Anti-Semitism at the Heart of the Christian Message,” on Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Schiff Family Conference.

The lecture is also a kickoff for the Healing Deadly Memories workshop, held Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. This workshop explores how Jews and Christians together can address anti-Semitic elements in Christian scripture and theology.

Dewey is a fellow of the Jesus Seminar and has published several books, including Spirit and Letter in Paul and The Word in Time.

The event is co-sponsored by Xavier’s department of theology, the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue.