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Beyond Auschwitz Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

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ISBN-10: 0195148622

ISBN-13: 9780195148626

Edition: 2001

Authors: Michael L. Morgan

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This book offers the first comprehensive overview of Post-Holocaust Jewish theology, quoting extensively from and interpreting all of the significant American writings of the movement. Morgan's lucid analysis clarifies the background of the movement in the postwar period, its origins, its character, and its legacy for subsequent thinking, theological and otherwise. Among the authors whose work he considers are Hannah Arendt, Richard Rubenstein, Eliezer Berkowitz, Irving Greenberg, Arthur Cohen, Emil Fackenheim, Eli Wiesel and many others. Ultimately, Morgan's primary purpose is to tell the story of the movement, to illuminate its real, deep point, and to demonstrate its continuing relevance…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

MICHAEL L. MORGAN is Professor in the Philosophy and Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University. He is the author of Platonic Piety: Philosophy and Ritual in Fourth Century Athens and editor of The Jewish Thought of Emil Fackenheim and Classics of Moral and Political Theory.

The Holocaust and the Intellectuals of the Fifties and Sixties
Responses to Auschwitz and the Literary Imagination
Jewish Theology in Postwar America
The Early Stage: the Sixties
The Six Day War and American Jewish Life
Richard Rubenstein and the New Paganism
Eliezer Berkovits and the Tenacity of Faith
Irving Greenberg and the Post-Holocaust Voluntary Covenant
Arthur Cohen and the Holocaust as Tremendum
Emil Fackenheim: Fidelity and Recovery in the Post-Holocaust Epoch
The Reception of Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought
Postmodernism, Tradition, Memory: the Contemporary Legacy of Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought
Selected Bibliography
Subject Index
Name Index