Contemporary Jewish Religious Responses to the Shoah (Studies in the Shoah Series, Volume 5)

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Contemporary scholars in all disciplines have long recognized that the Shoah is a critical challenge to Christianity and Western civilization, as well as a watershed event in Jewish history. Steven L. Jacobs has completed two complementary works dealing with contemporary religious responses to the Shoah, one from the Christian perspective, the other from the Jewish perspective. This work focuses on the Jewish responses to the holocaust. Contents: Judaism and Christianity after Auschwitz, Steven L. Jacobs; In a ...
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Overview

Contemporary scholars in all disciplines have long recognized that the Shoah is a critical challenge to Christianity and Western civilization, as well as a watershed event in Jewish history. Steven L. Jacobs has completed two complementary works dealing with contemporary religious responses to the Shoah, one from the Christian perspective, the other from the Jewish perspective. This work focuses on the Jewish responses to the holocaust. Contents: Judaism and Christianity after Auschwitz, Steven L. Jacobs; In a World Without a Redeemer, Redeem!, Michael Berenbaum; Academia and the Holocaust, Alan L. Berger; After Auschwitz and the Palestinian Uprising, Marc H. Ellis; The Holocaust: A Summing Up after Two Decades of Reflection, Emil L. Fackenheim; Voluntary Covenant, Irving Greenberg; Auschwitz: Re-envisioning the Role of God, Peter J. Haas; Why?, Bernard Maza; Apocalyptic Rationality and the Shoah, Richard L. Rubenstein; Between the Fires, Arthur Waskow.
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Religious Studies Review
The two volumes constitute a most useful resource for serious students of post-Holocaust thought.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819189851
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 4/28/1993
  • Series: Studies in the Shoah Series , #5
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven L. Jacobs serves as the Rabbi of Temple B'nai Sholom in Huntsville, Alabama and teaches Jewish Studies at Oakwood College in Huntsville and Mississippi State University.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Why This Book?
Judaism and Christianity After Auschwitz 1
In a World Without a Redeemer, Redeem! 23
Academia and the Holocaust 33
After Auschwitz and the Palestinian Uprising 45
The Holocaust: A Summing Up after Two Decades of Reflection 65
Voluntary Covenant 77
Auschwitz: Re-Envisioning the Role of God 107
Why? 135
Apocalyptic Rationality and the Shoah 157
Between the Fires 173
Notes 181
Glossary 211
Bibliography 233
Questions 241
About the Contributors 245
About the Editor 249
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