Narrative Theology after Auschwitz: From Alienation to Ethics

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Narrative Theology After Auschwitz addresses the pressing question of the failure of Christian ethics during the Holocaust. It's concern is to understand how and why so many Christians and Christian churches either cooperated with the Nazis or stood passively by while six million Jews were slaughtered. The goal is to uproot the propensity of Christians to equate "ethics" with "unquestioning obedience" to authority, and replace it with an Abrahamic chutzpah or audacity to question all authority, even God if ...

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Overview

Narrative Theology After Auschwitz addresses the pressing question of the failure of Christian ethics during the Holocaust. It's concern is to understand how and why so many Christians and Christian churches either cooperated with the Nazis or stood passively by while six million Jews were slaughtered. The goal is to uproot the propensity of Christians to equate "ethics" with "unquestioning obedience" to authority, and replace it with an Abrahamic chutzpah or audacity to question all authority, even God if necessary, in defense of the dignity of the stranger.

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Formerly distributed by Scholars Press; now available from U. Press of America. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780788505959
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Series: University of South Florida Studies Series
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Prologue Chapter 3 Theology after Auschwitz: Re-forming the Christian Story Chapter 4 Ethics after Auschwitz: Christians and the Jewish Narrative Tradition of Chutzpah Chapter 5 The Challenge of Auschwitz: Rethinking Christian Narrative Ethics Chapter 6 Demythologizing the Demonic Chapter 7 Reconstructing Christian Narrative Ethics Chapter 8 Epilogue Chapter 9 Indexes

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