Colloquia - Jan 2012
Posted: January 13, 2012
Topic: Suffering and Indifference: Learning from Elie Wiesel, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and C.S. Lewis
Friday, January 20th @ 3:30PM in Duke 122
Speaker: Dr. Carol Lambert, Professor of English and Director of Research, Azusa Pacific University
Jewish suffering during the Holocaust forces upon both Jewish and Christian believers the question of how to continue believing in God. As a Jew, Elie Wiesel presses the questions about God
through his literary works, especially Night. Sometimes Christians have failed to take seriously the questions that the suffering of God’s people, the Jews, causes. Does Christian indifference fail as
a response to the Holocaust? How should Christians respond to the Holocaust? Dr. Lambert will discuss her research for her future book Against Indifference: Christian Responses to Jewish
Suffering during the Holocaust. Dr. Lambert has done extensive research and writing about the Holocaust and Elie Wiesel.
Reading: Elie Wiesel's Night ( Trans. Marion Wiesel. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006)
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