After Auschwitz: an evening with leading theologian Richard Rubenstein

After Auschwitz: an evening with leading theologian Richard Rubenstein

UB celebrates 50th-anniversary of the publication of After Auschwitz

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of After Auschwitz, one of the most influential and searing examinations of faith after the Holocaust, the University of Bridgeport (UB) will honor its author, President Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor of Religion Dr. Richard L. Rubenstein on Wednesday, September 7.

The anniversary event features a conversation with Rubenstein hosted by UB Provost Dr. Stephen Healey as well as a citation from Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, honoring Rubenstein on the historic anniversary of After Auschwitz.

The celebration begins with a 5:30 p.m. reception at the DuPont Tower Room in the Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport.

It is free and open to the public.

“We are honored to host this commemoration of After Auschwitz, a pioneer text in Holocaust studies,” said UB President Neil Salonen who will lead the event with greetings.

“Dr. Rubenstein’s many books and articles have had a major impact on religious and social thought,” said Dean Thomas Ward of theCollege of Public and International Affairs (CPIA), which is hosting the event.

About Richard Rubenstein

Richard Rubenstein earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in Hebrew Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he was also ordained as a rabbi. He later attended Harvard Divinity School, where he received a master’s in Theology and a PhD in 1960.

The publication of After Auschwitz, Rubenstein’s first book, in 1966 thrust Rubenstein onto the international stage for its pioneering exploration into the impact of the Holocaust on Judaism.

Some of his other books include: Morality and Eros; My Brother Paul; The Cunning of History: Mass Death and the American Future; Age of Triage: Fear and Hope in an Overcrowded World;  The Religious Imagination: A Study in Psychoanalysis and Jewish Theology; Dissolving Alliance: The United States and the Future of Europe; Spirit Matters: The Worldwide Impact of Religion on Contemporary Politics; The Politics of Latin American Liberation Theology,; Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and Its Legacy; Jihad and Genocide: Religion, History, and Human Rights.


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