Holocaust Education and the Church-Related College: Restoring Ruptured Traditions

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Overview

American church-related liberal arts colleges are dedicated to two traditions: Christian thought and liberal learning. According to Haynes, the moral continuity of these traditions was severed by the Holocaust. Because so many representations of these traditions contributed to the Nazis' ideological and physical efforts to annihilate millions of men, women, and children, it is unclear whether these traditions can any longer be said to facilitate human flourishing. Haynes presents a convincing argument that the post-Holocaust church-related college can participate in the restoration of these ruptured traditions through a commitment to Holocaust Education. This book provides valuable information for teachers who already offer a Holocaust course or for those who are considering doing so. In addition, the author presents an accurate picture of Holocaust Education at church-related colleges through an analysis of his nationwide survey. This book will be an important resource for scholars, teachers, and administrators.

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Argues that church-related liberal arts colleges privilege the traditions of Christian confession and liberal learning, that both traditions suffered moral rupture because the Holocaust was conducted by people who were products of them, and that the colleges have an obligation to those traditions to struggle with the meaning of the Holocaust. Reviews the current state of Holocaust education in America, church-related colleges, and liberal arts; and suggests changes and expansion that would help restore the traditions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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STEPHEN R. HAYNES is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Rhodes College, Memphis.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface
1 Holocaust Education in America: Reviewing, Assessing, Imagining 3
2 The Church-Related College: Identifying the Tradition, Privileging the Tradition 19
3 Ordinary, Educated Men: The Holocaust and the Liberal Arts Ideal 47
4 The Long Journey: The Holocaust and the Christian Scholar 73
5 The Postmodern Challenge: The Holocaust and Higher Education in the Twenty-first Century 97
6 Toward Effective Holocaust Education: Challenges and Strategies 121
7 A Radical Proposal for Holocaust Education 145
App A Survey of Holocaust Education at American Church-Related Liberal Arts Colleges 157
Bibliography 171
Index 181
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