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James Carroll - The History of the Church and the Jews


The Michael Sockol Jewish Writers Fund Presents: James Carroll - The History of the Church and the Jews

Sunday, December 17, 9:30 am, free for TBS members, $10 for guests.


Our first Michael Sockol Jewish Writers Fund speaker will be noted author and Boston Globe columnist James Carroll. In his seminal book Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews, Mr. Carroll (a former priest) describes a central tragedy of Western civilization. The Church's failure to protest the Holocaust–the infamous "silence" of Pius XII–is only part of the story. The death camps, Carroll shows, are the culmination of a long, entrenched tradition of anti-Judaism. From Gospel accounts of the death of Jesus on the cross to Constantine's transformation of the cross into a sword to the rise of blood libels, scapegoating, and modern antisemitism, Carroll reconstructs the dramatic story of the Church's conflict not only with Jews but with itself. Sponsored by TBS Adult Learning and ASAI. Questions? Contact Adult Learning.

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