Internationally renowned author James Carroll will explore the
complicated and conflicted 2,000-year history between Jews and the
Catholic Church during Emorys 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, Constantines Sword:
The Church and the JewsA History, has sparked debate and
interfaith dialogues at churches and synagogues across the United
In the book, Carroll takes a critical look at the Catholic Churchs
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 Emorys
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.