John Connelly & David Nirenberg Enemy to Brother: Jews, Catholics, and Vatican II

This event features a dialogue between John Connelly, author of "From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews," and David Nirenberg, author of "Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition. The Second Vatican."

When: Monday, May 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Where: S.B. Hillel, 781 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista, CA

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures


This event, put on by the The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies, marks the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. Connelly and Nirenberg will explore the character of medieval anti-Judaism and the historical changes within Catholic Christianity prior to the mid-twentieth century. They will then assess the significance of the Council and its impact on Catholic and Jewish relations to the present.

From Enemy to Brother received the John Gilmary Shea Prize from the American Catholic Historical Association in 2012. John T. McGreevy, University of Notre Dame, called it “an astonishing achievement, one of the most significant books written on the history of twentieth-century Catholicism.” Tablet Magazine hailed Anti-Judaism as a “tour de force” and Publisher’s Weekly described it as “a magisterial work of intellectual history.”
John Connelly is professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley and David Nirenberg is distinguished professor of Medieval History and Social Thought at The University of Chicago. Copies of From Enemy to Brother and Anti-Judaism will be available for purchase and signing at this event.

Event posted April 23, 2013
Last updated April 23, 2013


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