Rev. Kevin P. Spicer, C.S.C.

Biography

Kevin P. Spicer, C.S.C., is the James J. Kenneally Distinguished Professor of History at Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts.  Father Kevin’s research centers on the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the German state under National Socialism.  Currently, he is working on a study on the relationship of Jews and Catholics in Germany from 1933 to 1945.

Together with Martina Cucchiara of Bluffton University, he has also edited and translated, The Evil that Surrounds Us: The WWII Memoir of Erna Becker-Kohen (Indiana University Press, September 2017). Fr. Kevin is also the author of Hitler’s Priests:  Catholic Clergy and National Socialism (North Illinois University Press, 2008) and Resisting the Third Reich: The Catholic Clergy in Hitler’s Berlin (North Illinois University Press, 2004) and editor of Antisemitism, Christian Ambivalence, and the Holocaust (Indiana University Press, 2007).  His most recent essay, “Catholic Life under Hitler” appeared in Life and Times in Nazi Germany, edited by Lisa Pine (Bloomsbury Press, 2016).  He has had his work published in Church HistoryHistorisches Jahrbuch, and Holocaust and Genocide Studies among other journals and edited collections.  Fr. Kevin is Chair of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR), co-editor of Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, and a member of the Holocaust Educational Foundation’s Academic Advisory Council.

Degrees

  • Ph.D. European History (2000) Boston College
  • M.A. European History (1996) Boston College
  • M.Div. Pastoral Ministry & Theology (1991) University of St. Michael’s College
  • B.A. History (1987) Stonehill College

Courses

  • Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany (HIS 347)
  • Antisemitism, Nazism and the Holocaust (HIS 101/FYS 116)
  • The Christian Churches in Nazi Germany (HIS 326)
  • European History Seminar (HIS 360)
  • History and Film (HIS 225)
  • The Holocaust (HIS 207)
  • Modern Germany (HIS 247)