I was born on July 24, 1935, the third child of Dr. Carl F. Rumscheidt and Edith Marie Oeckinghaus, in Leuna, an industrial town West of Leipzig. My father worked in the research section of I.G. Farben, Germany’s largest conglomeration of chemical industries.
I received my primary school education in Nazi Germany (1941 t0 1945) my secondary education in Germany, Switzerland, and Canada (Montréal). All my university education was at McGill University and hold BA, BD, STM, and Ph.D. degrees from that institution. From 1961 to 1962, I pursued post-graduate studies with Karl Barth in the Faculty of Theology, Universität Basel, Switzerland. I hold an honorary doctorate (D.D) from Victoria University, Toronto, and from Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I am an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada (1961), and from 1962 to 1970 served three congregations in Montréal, Kingston and Toronto. From 1970 until retirement 2002 I taught Historical Theology at the University of Windsor (Ontario) and as of 1975 at Atlantic School of Theology. In addition, I taught various courses at Charles University, Prague, Toronto School of Theology, and Vancouver School of Theology.
In addition to my area as a university professor, my research focus has been and continues to be the relation of Judaism and Christianity, of Synagogue and Church, and Anti-Judaism and Antisemitism in the Christian Church, and how the Shoah compels the radical deconstruction of the Christian Church and of theology as a whole.
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