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Donald J. Dietrich

theology department

Donald Dietrich

Professor

Stokes N441
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-4799
Fax: 617-552-0794
Email: Donald.Dietrich@bc.edu

Office Hours

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Modern German History, University of Minnesota

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Before coming to Boston College, Professor Dietrich was a Full Professor in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. He currently serves on the Committee for Jewish-Christian Relations at the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Professor Dietrich works on theological aspects relevant to Holocaust Studies and the Catholic Human Rights conversation.

TEACHING

Introduction to Christian Theology
Hitler, the Churches, and the Holocaust
International Relations and the Development of Human Rights
History of God

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS

Member, Committee on Church Relations and the Holocaust and the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies - National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

Member of Church History Society, Catholic Historical Association, Catholic Theological Society of America.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Catholic Citizens in the Third Reich: Psycho-Social Principles and Moral Reasoning. New Brunswick, NJ, Transaction Books, Rutgers University, 1988.

God and Humanity in Auschwitz: Jewish-Christian Relations and Sanctioned Murder. New Brunswick, NJ, Transaction Books, Rutgers University, 1994.

PUBLICATIONS SINCE 2002

The German Catholic Experience with Human Rights. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishing/Rutgers University, forthcoming.

Donald Dietrich, ed. Priesthood in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Crossroads press, forthcoming.

"The Holocaust, Genocide, and the Catholic Church," in Steven Jacobs, ed. Genocide in God's Name: Judaism, Christianity, Islam. Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.

"Catholic Theology and the Challenge of Nazism," in Antisemitism, Christian Ambivalence, and the Holocaust, ed. Kevin Spicer. Indiana University Press, 2007.

Donald Dietrich, ed. Christian Responses to the Holocaust: Moral and Ethical Issues. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2003.

"Catholic Social Thought and the Global Common Good: The Emerging Tradition," in J. Haers and P. Demey, eds., Theology and Conversation: Towards a Relational Theology. Leuven: Peeters, 2003.