Season 3 of the podcast continues with Victoria Barnett! Dr. Barnett recently visited Saint Leo University at the invitation of our Center for Catholic Jewish Studies to speak on theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. She sat down to speak with Steve Okey (with an assist from Center Director Matt Tapie) about how studying liberation theology set her on the path to Bonhoeffer, her work with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and what the study of Bonhoeffer can teach us about Christian and religious life today.
Dr. Victoria Barnett is the Director of Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. She is an alumna of Indiana University, Union Theological Seminary, and George Mason University. She has published several books, including For the Soul of the People: Protestant Protest Against Hitler (Oxford, 1992) and Bystanders: Conscience and Complicity during the Holocaust (Greenwood Press, 1999). From 2004-14, she was one of the general editors for The Complete Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works Series from Fortress Press.
Special thanks for this episode to Dr. Matthew Tapie, Director of the Center for Catholic Jewish Studies at Saint Leo University, for all his work to bring Rabbi Skorka to campus and for making this conversation possible.