What Kind of God?: Essays in Honor of Richard L. Rubenstein

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Richard L. Rubenstein was the first American Jewish thinker to theologically probe into the events of the Holocaust in Europe. Both the man and his writings dared to question and confront institutional religion and conventional Jewish thought. This volume stands out as a study of, an understanding of, and a tribute to Rubenstein and his work. It offers a wide array of original essays by 38 contributors, from former students to colleagues. Because these contributors write from personal connections with the main or...
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Overview

Richard L. Rubenstein was the first American Jewish thinker to theologically probe into the events of the Holocaust in Europe. Both the man and his writings dared to question and confront institutional religion and conventional Jewish thought. This volume stands out as a study of, an understanding of, and a tribute to Rubenstein and his work. It offers a wide array of original essays by 38 contributors, from former students to colleagues. Because these contributors write from personal connections with the main or his writings, What Kind of God? provides readers with an enlightened understanding and appreciation of Richard L. Rubenstein.
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Editorial Reviews

Choice
The diversity and quality of these essays reflect Rubenstein's substantial contributions to religion and moral reflection over the past three decades...this work will be of interest to libraries collecting widely in Judaica or Holocaust Studies. S. Gowler, Berea College
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal Of Jewish Studies
The editors should be commended for their excellent work...the 37 studies presented are well written and well argued...
CHOICE
The diversity and quality of these essays reflect Rubenstein's substantial contributions to religion and moral reflection over the past three decades...this work will be of interest to libraries collecting widely in Judaica or Holocaust Studies. S. Gowler, Berea College
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal Of Jewish Studies
The editors should be commended for their excellent work...the 37 studies presented are well written and well argued...
Jewish Book World
Festschrift for one of the most controversial, but also pathbreaking, American Jewish theologians of the last thirty years. About half the book is taken up with analyses of and response to Rubenstein's work. While these essays are of some interest, of far greater interest are the studies on the Holocaust, inter-religious dialogue, and theology not specifically keyed to Rubenstein's work.
Shofar
"The editors should be commended for their excellent work...the 37 studies presented are well written and well argued..."
Choice
"The diversity and quality of these essays reflect Rubenstein's substantial contributions to religion and moral reflection over the past three decades...this work will be of interest to libraries collecting widely in Judaica or Holocaust Studies. |s S. Gowler, Berea College"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761800361
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 9/6/1995
  • Series: Studies in the Shoah Series , #11
  • Pages: 524
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction (Editor)
Biographical Sketch of Richard L. Rubenstein
A Note on The Cunning of History
Pt. I Rubenstein's Theology
Radical Theology in the Making: Richard L. Rubenstein Reshaped Jewish Theology From Its Beginnings 3
After After Auschwitz 25
Pt. II Reflections on the Holocaust
The Fate of the Jews in the Cities 41
Children of the Perpetrators: The Generations After Auschwitz 51
Leo Baeck in Theresienstadt/Terezin 65
Pesach After Saddam Hussein 77
"Christendom" and the Holocaust 83
The Fuhrer Over the Auschwitz Convent: The Inside and Outside of the Language of Bias 95
Pt. III Responses to Rubenstein's Work on the Holocaust
Rabbinic Powerlessness and the Power of Women 113
Slavery and Auschwitz: A Critique of Richard Rubenstein's Understanding of This Relationship 133
The Various Solutions to the Judenfrage: A Look Back at 19th-Century Antisemitism 145
Making Nazism a Christian Movement: The Development of a Christian Theology of Antisemitism During the Third Reich 159
Nazi-Christians and Christian Nazis: The "German Christian" Movement in National Socialist Germany 175
American Lutherans and the Third Reich 187
Ending Auschwitz and 1492: Reflection of the Future of Jewish and Christian Life 201
Pt. IV Responses to Rubenstein's Cunning of History and Triage
The Many Faces of Death: Reclaiming a Death of Our Own 219
Triage No More 237
Ethics, Theology, and Surplus Populations: An Essay in the Thought of Richard L. Rubenstein 245
The Florida State University Connection: Rubenstein as Teacher and Colleague 259
American Dreams and Holocaust Questions 267
Pt. V Interreligious Dialogue
Transcending Christian Antisemitism 285
Jesus the Jew - Jesus the Christian 297
Our Brother Richard: A Review of Essay of Richard L. Rubenstein's My Brother Paul 305
Japan and the Jews: The Survival of Ancient Myths 317
Spirituality and Social Struggle: Aspects of the Encounter Between Islam and the West 325
Pt. VI Theology and Faith
God As Holy Nothingness 347
Bratslav and Mezritch: The Two Poles of Jewish Spirituality 357
Maimonides' Theology and Psychology 367
Towards a Postmodern Concept of Spirituality 375
Radical Theology: God and Evil 389
Pt. VII Mentors and Role Models
My Teacher, The Teacher Richard L. Rubenstein 401
Thinking About Our Teacher: Abraham J. Heschel 427
Personal Recollections 433
My Reflections on Richard Rubenstein 435
Rubenstein Festschrift Essay 441
Richard L. Rubenstein, Curriculum Vitae 447
Richard L. Rubenstein, A Selected Bibliography 451
Index 477
Contributors 493
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