Philosophy Colloquia: Jan 2012

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 6–8:15 p.m.

Posted by: Department of Theology and Philosophy

Suffering and Indifference: Learning from Elie Wiesel, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and C.S. Lewis

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.


Guest Host:   Carole Lambert PhD, Director of Research   Reading: Elie Wiesel’s Night (Trans. Marion Wiesel.  New York: Hill and Wang, 2006).    




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