GLENDALE — The general public, public educators and researchers, and community leaders are cordially invited to a lecture and book presentation, “The Sins of the Fathers: Turkish Denialism and the Armenian Genocide” by Siobhan Nash-Marshall, to be held on Thursday, January 31st at 7:30 pm at Abril Bookstore @ 415 E. Broadway in Glendale, CA 91205 and on Friday, February 1st at 7:30 pm at Armenian Cilicia Evangelical Church @ 339 S. Santa Anita Ave., Pasadena, CA 91107.
Sioban Nash-Marshall holds the Mary T. Clark Chair of Christian Philosophy at Manhattanvile College. Author of many academic books and articles on metaphysics and the problem of evil, she has also written books and articles for the general public-Joan of Arc: A Spiritual Biography and What it Takes to be Free: Religion and the Roots of Democracy.
In recent years, Nash-Marshall has devoted a lot of attention to genocide and genocide negationism. The Sins of the Fathers is her first book-length treatment of the topic. After the breakout of the war in Syria, Nash-Marshall and some friends founded CINF, the Christians In Need Foundation, through which they attempt to help ancient Christian cultures of the world which are presently in peril.
Antonia Aslan, international best-selling author of Skylark Farm and Professor at the University of Padova, has the following comment on The Sins of the Fathers: “Through the exemplary case of the Armenian Genocide, this extraordinary book delivers a powerful and piercing portrait of the treachery, trabisons des clercs, and destruction that modern philosophy’s refusal of its daimon has wrought upon the world.”
Taner Akcam, Professor of History, Robert Aram, Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar, Chairs of Armenian Genocide Studies, have the following comments: ” Philosopher Siobhan Nash-Marshall’s Sins of the Fathers is …a much needed book. It goes beyond the classical explanation of Turkish denialism, which is the distinct peculiarity of the Armenian Genocide, and is a major contribution to the field of Armenian Genocide studies.”
The Sins of the Fathers will be presented in the English language by the author, Siobhan Nash-Marshall. The book has been translated and published in Armenian and Italian. Rita Mahdessian & Helen Haig will present the lecturer.There will be a short cultural program presented by Marian Pachanian.
The event is organized by cooperation of Abril Bookstore, Ararat Foundation ( A non profit Educational, Social, Cultural & Humanitarian Organization ) , CINF ( Christians In Need Foundation ) and Armenian Cilicia Evangelical Church in Pasadena.
Admission to the event is free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend this very interesting lecture and book presentation. For information you may contact 1-818-303-5566.