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January 28, 2002

Tenenbaum lecture set for Feb. 4

By Beverly Clark


Internationally renowned author James Carroll will explore the complicated and conflicted 2,000-year history between Jews and the Catholic Church during Emory’s annual Tenenbaum Family Lecture Series, Monday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. in Winship Ballroom.

Carroll, a former Catholic priest, lectures widely on Jewish-Christian reconciliation. His most recent book, Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews—A History, has sparked debate and interfaith dialogues at churches and synagogues across the United States.

In the book, Carroll takes a critical look at the Catholic Church’s treatment of Jews throughout its history and its relation to his own crisis of faith.

Carroll is the author of nine books, including The New York Times bestsellers Mortal Friends, Family Trade and Prince of Peace, as well as the memoir An American Requiem, winner of the National Book Award in 1996. He also writes a regular column for The Boston Globe.

The Tenenbaum Family Lecture Series, sponsored by Emory’s Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, celebrates the family of the late Meyer Tenenbaum of Savannah, Ga., a 1931 alumnus of Emory College and a 1932 alumnus of Emory Law School.

Admission is free. For more information, call 404-727-0896.