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Jan. 4, 2002
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Noted Author James Carroll to Deliver Emory's Tenenbaum Family Lecture Feb. 4

Internationally renowned author James Carroll will explore the complicated and conflicted 2,000-year history between Jews and the Catholic Church during Emory University’s annual Tenenbaum Family Lecture Series at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4. The lecture will be held in the Winship Ballroom of Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle, on the Emory campus. Admission is free. For more information, call 404-727-0896.

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 Donald A. Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, celebrates the family of the late Meyer W. Tenenbaum of Savannah, Ga., a 1931 alumnus of Emory College and a 1932 alumnus of Emory Law School. Other Tenenbaum family members who are Emory alumni include: his son, Samuel J. Tenenbaum of Columbia, S.C., Emory College class of 1965; nephew-in-law Ronald Kronowitz of Savannah, Emory Law School class of 1962; and nephew Bert Tenenbaum of Savannah, Emory College class of 1975.

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