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The Stones Will Cry Out

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Nineteen ninety-five is the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the death camps and of the martyrdom of the Protestant theologian and resistance leader, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The author weaves together the stories of his studies at the Shoah archives and former death camps in Central and Eastern Europe and at the Israeli Holocaust memorial. Following the reflections and narratives there is a lengthy compilation of resources for worship services, interfaith observances, and both study and dialogue programs. The ...

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Nineteen ninety-five is the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the death camps and of the martyrdom of the Protestant theologian and resistance leader, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The author weaves together the stories of his studies at the Shoah archives and former death camps in Central and Eastern Europe and at the Israeli Holocaust memorial. Following the reflections and narratives there is a lengthy compilation of resources for worship services, interfaith observances, and both study and dialogue programs. The unique section on liturgical resources includes models for seasonal services, historical background, sermons and sermon outlines, prayers, readings, hymns, litanies, other resources, and an annotated bibliography.

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Huneke, a Holocaust scholar and parish minister, explains how encounters with the Holocaust have reformed his theology and informed his approaches to teaching, preaching, counseling, and social justice. He combines historical and theological insights with practical suggestions showing Christians how to respond to the Holocaust in ways that can mend the world. Includes notes on sermons and services remembering the Holocaust and celebrating Christians who rescued Jews. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

DOUGLAS K. HUNEKE is currently senior minister at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tiburon, California, and a visiting lecturer at San Francisco Theological Seminary.

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Table of Contents

Editors' Foreword
Acknowledgments
I Reflections 1
Ch. 1 Preliminary Reflections, Transforming Encounters 3
Ch. 2 Shattered Paradigms, Healing Affirmations 17
Ch. 3 In Pursuit of a Theodicy 43
Ch. 4 Anthropology and Theodicy 63
Ch. 5 "To Act Justly..." 77
Ch. 6 Courage, Compassion, and Caring 95
Ch. 7 The Stones Will Cry Out 127
II Liturgical Resources 131
Ch. 8 Liturgy and History 133
Ch. 9 Elements of a Worship Service Celebrating the Compassion of Christians Who Rescued Jews 139
Ch. 10 Sermon (Homily) Notes and Resources Celebrating the Christians Who Rescued Jews During the Nazi Era 149
Ch. 11 Quotations and Aphorisms Focusing on the Faith and Moral Courage of Nazi-Era Rescuers for Use in Sermons and Illustrations 163
Ch. 12 Outline and Resources for a Church or Interfaith Study Group 169
Ch. 13 For the Life and Service of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Service of Remembrance and Gratitude 175
Notes 189
Bibliography 195
Index 207
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