Approaches To Auschwitz / Edition 2

Approaches To Auschwitz / Edition 2

by Roth, John K. Roth, John K. Roth
     
 

Distinctively coauthored by a Christian scholar and a Jewish scholar, this monumental, interdisciplinary study explores the various ways in which the Holocaust has been studied and assesses its continuing significance. The authors develop an analysis of the Holocaust's historical roots, its shattering impact on human civilization, and its decisive importance in

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Distinctively coauthored by a Christian scholar and a Jewish scholar, this monumental, interdisciplinary study explores the various ways in which the Holocaust has been studied and assesses its continuing significance. The authors develop an analysis of the Holocaust's historical roots, its shattering impact on human civilization, and its decisive importance in determining the fate of the world. This revised edition takes into account developments in Holocaust studies since the first edition was published.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664223533
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
03/08/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
582,276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Prologue: What Is the Holocaust?1
Pt. 1Holocaust Origins23
1The Jew as Outsider: The Greco-Roman and Early Christian Worlds25
2The Triumph of Christianity and the "Teaching of Contempt"49
3The Irony of Emancipation: France and the Dreyfus Affair71
4Toward Total Domination97
Pt. 2The Nazis in Power119
5"Rational Antisemitism"121
6War and the Final Solution143
7"A Racial Struggle of Pitiless Severity"167
8"Priority over All Other Matters"185
Pt. 3Responses to the Holocaust215
9Victims and Survivors217
10Their Brothers' Keepers? Christians, Churches, and Jews249
11What Can - and Cannot - Be Said? Artistic and Literary Responses to the Holocaust291
12God and History: Philosophical and Religious Responses to the Holocaust327
Epilogue: Business as Usual? Ethics after the Holocaust355
Notes379
A Chronology of Crucial Holocaust-Related Events453
Select Bibliography457
Index461

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