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Katharina Von Kellenbach


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Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Professor of Religious Studies

Contact information:
Phone: 240-895-4277
Email: kvonkellenbach@smcm.edu

Areas of expertise: Interreligious dialogue, Interfaith relations , Religious pluralism, Reconciliation, Trauma/ Memory and atrocity, Women and religion/ Equality of women/ Abortion/ Reproductive rights/ Reproductive rights in different religions, Gender relations, Ecology and religion, Religion and violence/Non-violence and peace , Effect of immigration on religious pluralism, Separation of church and state/ Bible and politics, Creationism, Climate change, Health and healing, death and dying in various religions

Bio: Katharina von Kellenbach is internationally known for her scholarship on the moral predicament of perpetrators of the Nazi Holocaust. Her forthcoming book "The Mark of Cain: Guilt and Denial in the Lives of Nazi Perpetrators (Oxford University Press, 20131) examines the theological, ethical and personal implications of committing mass violence. She is a leader in Jewish-Christian dialogue and combines historical research, an interreligious expertise, and biblical studies to explore issues that are ethically and politically sensitive.

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