Elie Wiesel: A Challenge to Theology

Overview

"Something happened a generation ago, to the world, to man. Something happened to God. Certainly something happened to the relations between man and God, man and man, man and himself"—Elie Wiesel. The literary voice of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and eloquent witness, has been heard in the world and its importance was verified in 1986 by the Nobel Peace Prize.

This work will help the reader understand the evolution of Wiesel's writing. Many fascinating topics are covered—Jesus as a "wandering Jew," the ...

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Overview

"Something happened a generation ago, to the world, to man. Something happened to God. Certainly something happened to the relations between man and God, man and man, man and himself"—Elie Wiesel. The literary voice of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and eloquent witness, has been heard in the world and its importance was verified in 1986 by the Nobel Peace Prize.

This work will help the reader understand the evolution of Wiesel's writing. Many fascinating topics are covered—Jesus as a "wandering Jew," the prototype of Christian pilgrimage, various theological responses to the Holocaust (e.g., Rabbinic, radical, Mad Midrashic), and the ambiguity of a listening God.

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Jewish Combatants of WWII
many fascinating topics are covered
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786473939
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Graham B. Walker, Jr., teaches at McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. He lives in Lilburn, Georgia.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Preface ix

Introduction 1

1 The Grammar of Silence 13

The Silence of God 14

The Voice from Silence 21

The Syntax of Pain 28

2 God Is a Questioning of God 35

The Diviner of Silence 39

The Oath: A Dilemma of Word and Silence 50

The Fifth Son: What's in a Name? 56

The Voice of the Dead 61

Reuniting Names 63

A Listening God Is a Remembering God 66

3 Face to Face 67

Christ and Faust 68

A New Archetype 69

A Listening God 80

4 The Christian Theological Dilemma 83

Paul van Buren: The Jewish-Christian Reality 84

Jürgen Moltmann: The Passion of God 94

5 Jesus as a Wanderer 109

6 The Twilight of History 117

Notes 153

Bibliography 169

Index 179

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