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Book Talk: “The Nun in the Synagogue: Judeocentric Catholicism in Israel” with Emma Polyakov (Merrimack College)
November 9, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
In the wake of the Holocaust, a religious phenomenon arose in Israel fueled by survivors who had converted to Catholicism as well as by Catholics determined to address the anti-Judaism inherent in their religious tradition. This talk examines this “Judeocentric Catholicism” as a case study in Catholic perceptions of Jews, Judaism, and the state of Israel.
Emma Polyakov is Assistant Professor, Religious and Theological Studies at Merrimack College.
Sponsored by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies.
Dey Hall, Toy Lounge [fourth floor]