January 29, 1998
Geneva, NY — Theologian and scholar Marc Ellis will discuss “The Boundaries of Our Destiny: Reflections on the Holocaust, Israel, and the Future of the Jewish People” at 8 p.m., Wed., Feb 25 in room 8, Coxe Hall, on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Described by Holocaust theologian Richard Rubenstein as “a representative of neither the Jewish nor the Christian mainstream, nevertheless one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of our generation,” Ellis is the author of eight books, including Ending Auschwitz and Unholy Alliance: Religion and Atrocity in Our Time, and two collections of essays. His newest work, O Jerusalem: Embracing the Jewish Covenant in Our Time, will be available in the fall of 1998.
Ellis, professor of religion, culture, and society studies at Maryknoll School of Theology, received the B.A. and M.A. degrees in religious and American studies from Florida State University. He received the Ph.D. from Marquette University. He founded the justice and peace studies program at Maryknoll School of Theology and coordinated that program until 1995.
Ellis has served as a consultant to the Committee to Combat Racism of the World Council of Churches and as a member of the steering committee of the Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide Consultation of the American Academy of Religion. Among other honors he was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College in Atlanta and was a senior fellow of the Center for Study of World Religions at Harvard University. He is currently the visiting scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.
In 1998, Ellis will lecture at Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, and Bethlehem universities, and will deliver the Newcombe Lectures at the University of Winnipeg.
Ellis's presentation is free and the public is invited to attend.