Biography

Kevin P. Spicer, C.S.C., is the James J. Kenneally Distinguished Professor of History at Stonehill College. 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 1918 to 1945.

Together with Martina Cucchiara (Bluffton University), he edited and translated, The Evil that Surrounds Us: The WWII Memoir of Erna Becker-Kohen (2017).  Father Kevin is also the author of Hitler’s Priests: Catholic Clergy and National Socialism (2008/2017) and Resisting the Third Reich: The Catholic Clergy in Hitler’s Berlin (2004) and editor of Antisemitism, Christian Ambivalence, and the Holocaust (2007). Father Kevin is Chair of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR) and co-editor of Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations. Previously, he has served on the Holocaust Educational Foundation’s Academic Advisory Council and on the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust.

He is currently on the Academic Advisory Board of theologie.geschichte, a contributing editor for Contemporary Church History Quarterly, and chair of the Advisory Board of Seton Hill University’s The National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education.

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)
  • History and Horror (HIS 100/HIS 241/FYS 141)
  • The Holocaust (HIS 355)
  • Modern Germany (HIS 247)