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(God) After Auschwitz : Tradition and Change in Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought / Zachary Braiterman.

Author/Creator:
Braiterman, Zachary, author.
Edition:
Core Textbook
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [1998]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (219 p.)
Subjects:
Judaism -- 20th century.
Theodicy.
Holocaust (Jewish theology)
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The impact of technology-enhanced mass death in the twentieth century, argues Zachary Braiterman, has profoundly affected the future shape of religious thought. In his provocative book, the author shows how key Jewish theologians faced the memory of Auschwitz by rejecting traditional theodicy, abandoning any attempt to justify and vindicate the relationship between God and catastrophic suffering. The author terms this rejection "Antitheodicy," the refusal to accept that relationship. It finds voice in the writings of three particular theologians: Richard Rubenstein, Eliezer Berkovits, and Emil Fackenheim. This book is the first to bring postmodern philosophical and literary approaches into conversation with post-Holocaust Jewish thought. Drawing on the work of Mieke Bal, Harold Bloom, Jacques Derrida, Umberto Eco, Michel Foucault, and others, Braiterman assesses how Jewish intellectuals reinterpret Bible and Midrash to re-create religious thought for the age after Auschwitz. In this process, he provides a model for reconstructing Jewish life and philosophy in the wake of the Holocaust. His work contributes to the postmodern turn in contemporary Jewish studies and today's creative theology.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION. Modernity Surpassed: Jewish Religious Thought after Auschwitz
PART I
ONE. Theodicy and Its Others: Forms of Religious Response to the Problem of Evil
TWO. Anti/Theodicy: In Bible and Midrash
THREE. Theodicies: In Modern Jewish Thought
PART II
FOUR. "Hitler's Accomplice"?! Revisioning Richard Rubenstein
FIVE. Do I Belong to the Race of Words? Anti/Theodic Faith and Textual Revision in the Thought of Eliezer Berkovits
SIX. Why Is the World Today Not Water? Revelation, Fragmentation, and Solidarity in the Thought of Emil Fackenheim
CONCLUSION. Discourse, Sign, Diptych: Remarks on Jewish Thought after Auschwitz
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-200) and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
ISBN:
1-4008-2276-9
1-282-93521-6
9786612935213
1-4008-1112-0
OCLC:
700688466
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400822768 doi
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