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Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Michael L. Morgan


Auschwitz is the center of the twentieth century, its dark core, yet, in the postwar years in America few intellectuals dared to come to grips with the horror and the suffering. Jewish theologians too were slow to respond until, in the turbulent years of the sixties and beyond, a small number of Jewish thinkers came to realize that the survival of Judaism and continued Jewish life require first and foremost confronting Auschwitz; looking into the abyss had become unavoidable. In this book, Michael Morgan tells the story of these theologians, and offers the first comprehensive overview of post‐ ... More

Keywords: American theologians, Arthur Cohen, Auschwitz, Eliezer Berkovits, Emil Fackenheim, history, Holocaust, Irving Greenberg, Jewish history, Jewish theologians, Jewish theology, Judaism, Richard Rubinstein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195148626
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195148622.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael L. Morgan, author
Indiana University, Bloomington
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