Hope against Hope: Johann Baptist Metz and Elie Wiesel Speak out on the Holocaust

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There are probably no two men of such stature who can speak to the Holocaust as Christian theologian Johann Baptist Metz, author of A Passion for God and Jewish writer, Nobel laureate and human rights activist, Elie Wiesel, author of Night. One was drafted into the German army at the age of fifteen; the other was interned at Auschwitz. Both came from upbringings of deep faith, only to have their lives broken by the horrors they witnessed during the war. Both share the sense that the Holocaust is a rift in history...
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Overview

There are probably no two men of such stature who can speak to the Holocaust as Christian theologian Johann Baptist Metz, author of A Passion for God and Jewish writer, Nobel laureate and human rights activist, Elie Wiesel, author of Night. One was drafted into the German army at the age of fifteen; the other was interned at Auschwitz. Both came from upbringings of deep faith, only to have their lives broken by the horrors they witnessed during the war. Both share the sense that the Holocaust is a rift in history itself, after which nothing could ever be seen in the same way as before. Yet for both, there is hope..."nonetheless."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809138463
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Series: Studies in Judaism and Christianity
  • Pages: 106
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 7.92 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

About This Book
Johann Baptist Metz
Biographical Notes 3
The Church Today: Between Resignation and Hope 7
Theological Interruptions 12
Philosophical-Theological Encounters - Formative Figures 18
Narrative and Memory - Aesthetics and Ethics 29
The Question of Time and Suffering unto God 38
Notes 50
Suggested Readings 53
Elie Wiesel
Biographical Notes 59
To Be a Jew - Hope from Remembrance 63
Literary and Religious Teachers 68
Interrupting Language: The Experience of Auschwitz 73
An Ethic Drawn from Memory 82
Wrestling with God 91
Notes 103
Suggested Readings 104
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