A local resident, Ziffer will relate his personal experiences to attempts by scholars to explain the human capacity for monstrous atrocities.
Ziffer, a native of Czechoslovakia, is the author of The Teaching of Disdain: An Examination of Christology and New Testament Attitudes Toward Jews, (Orrington, 1990) and The Birth of Christianity from the Matrix of Judaism (AuthorHouse, 2006).
Ziffer has taught classes in Judaism, early Christian history, Biblical Hebrew and comparative religion. He received a doctorate in theology from the University of Strasbourg, France, and has taught at the University of Maine in Orono, Mars Hill University and UNC Asheville and in theological seminaries in France, Belgium and Washington, D.C.
This event is sponsored by UNC Asheville Hillel, UNC Asheville’s Center for Jewish Studies and Center for Diversity Education. For more information, contact the Center for Jewish Studies at 828.232.5027.