Leora Batnitzky "Apostate and Saint: On the Continued Relevance of Edith Stein for Jewish and Christian Self-Understanding"

Isadore and Rosalie Sharp Lecture

This lecture considers the contested legacies of the Jewish apostate and Catholic saint  Edith Stein. Murdered at Auschwitz in 1942 because of her Jewish lineage, Stein was subsequently canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1998.  Her legacy remains a point of painful and heated disagreement between Jews and Catholics. What can we learn from the controversy about Stein’s identity regarding the complex historical and theological relationship between Judaism and Christianity?  And what can we learn about the power and limitations empathy? The lecture will use Stein’s writings on women and gender as a lens through which to look at these questions.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Limited seating.

Date & Time
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street