Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

by Michael L. Morgan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195148622

ISBN-13: 9780195148626

Pub. Date: 10/11/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

To this day Jewish thinkers struggle to articulate the appropriate response to the unprecedented catastrophe of the Holocaust. Here, Morgan offers the first comprehensive overview of Post-Holocaust Jewish theology, quoting extensively from and interpreting all of the significant American writings of the movement. Morgan's lucid analysis clarifies the background of

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To this day Jewish thinkers struggle to articulate the appropriate response to the unprecedented catastrophe of the Holocaust. Here, Morgan offers the first comprehensive overview of Post-Holocaust Jewish theology, quoting extensively from and interpreting all of the significant American writings of the movement. Morgan's lucid analysis clarifies the background of the movement in the postwar period, its origins, its character, and its legacy for subsequent thinking, theological and otherwise. Ultimately, Morgan's primary purpose is to tell the story of the movement, to illuminate its real, deep point, and to demonstrate its continuing relevance today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195148626
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/11/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
948,502
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1The Holocaust and the Intellectuals on the Fifties and Sixties9
2Responses to Auschwitz and the Literary Imagination28
3Jewish Theology in Postwar America45
4The Early Stage: The Sixties60
5The Six Day War and American Jewish Life79
6Richard Rubenstein and the New Paganism91
7Eliezer Berkovits and the Tenacity of Faith109
8Irving Greenberg and the Post-Holocaust Voluntary Covenant121
9Arthur Cohen and the Holocaust as Tremendum141
10Emil Fackenheim: Fidelity and Recovery in the Post-Holocaust Epoch155
11The Reception of Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought196
12Postmodernism, Tradition, Memory: The Contemporary Legacy of Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought211
Notes219
Bibliography267
Subject Index281
Name Index285

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