Holocaust Theology: A Reader

Holocaust Theology: A Reader

by Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, Joseph M. Murphy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814716199

ISBN-13: 9780814716199

Pub. Date: 02/11/2002

Publisher: New York University Press

Where was God during the Holocaust? And where has God been since? How has our religious belief been changed by the Shoah? For more than half a century, these questions have haunted both Jewish and Christian theologians. Holocaust Theology provides a panoramic survey of the writings of more than one hundred leading Jewish and Christian thinkers on these

Overview

Where was God during the Holocaust? And where has God been since? How has our religious belief been changed by the Shoah? For more than half a century, these questions have haunted both Jewish and Christian theologians. Holocaust Theology provides a panoramic survey of the writings of more than one hundred leading Jewish and Christian thinkers on these profound theological problems.

Beginning with a general introduction to Holocaust theology and the religious challenge of the Holocaust, this sweeping collection brings together in one volume a coherent overview of the key theologies which have shaped responses to the Holocaust over the last several decades, including those addressing perplexing questions regarding Christian responsibility and culpability during the Nazi era. Each reading is preceded by a brief introduction. The volume will be invaluable to Rabbis and the clergy, students, scholars of the Holocaust and of religion, and all those troubled by the religious implications of the tragedy of the Holocaust.

Contributors include Leo Baeck, Eugene Borowitz, Stephen Haynes, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Steven T. Katz, Primo Levi, Jacob Neusner, John Pawlikowski, Rosemary Radford Reuther, Jonathan Sarna, Paul Tillich, and Elie Wiesel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814716199
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
02/11/2002
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter Outline, ix,
Glossary, xiv,
Introduction, 1,
The Holocaust: Historical Background, 26,
THE READINGS,
Part I: The Challenge, 39,
1 The Religious Challenge of the Holocaust, 41,
Part II: Faith in the Death Camps, 71,
2 Religious Faith, 73,
3 The Holocaust and Divine Providence, 93,
4 The Holocaust and Mystery, 106,
5 Faithfulness and Suffering, 112,
Part III: Wrestling with the Holocaust, 123,
6 The Suffering of God, 127,
7 Human Free Will, 153,
8 The Holocaust and Christian Faith, 170,
9 The Holocaust and the Kingdom, 178,
10 The Holocaust and Covenant, 186,
11 The Holocaust and Human Evil, 192,
12 The Holocaust and Jewish Survival, 216,
13 Reconstructing Judaism, 237,
Part IV: Jews, Christians and the Holocaust, 271,
14 The Holocaust and Christian Responsibility, 273,
15 Re-evaluating Christian Theology, 313,
16 Jewish-Christian Dialogue, 355,
Epilogue: The Future of Holocaust Theology, 383,
Bibliography, 389,
Acknowledgements, 399,
Index of Authors, 401,
General Index, 405,

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