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Hope against hope : Johann Baptist Metz and Elie Wiesel speak out on the Holocaust

Author: Ekkehard Schuster; Johannes Baptist Metz; Elie Wiesel; Reinhold Boschert-Kimmig
Publisher: New York : Paulist Press, ©1999.
Series: Studies in Judaism and Christianity.
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There are probably no two men of such stature who can speak to the Holocaust as Christian theologian Johann Baptist Metz, author of A Passion for God and Jewish writer, Nobel laureate and human rights activist, Elie Wiesel, author of Night. One was drafted into the German army at the age of fifteen; the other was interned at Auschwitz. Both came from upbringings of deep faith, only to have their lives broken by the  Read more...
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Named Person: Johannes Baptist Metz; Elie Wiesel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ekkehard Schuster; Johannes Baptist Metz; Elie Wiesel; Reinhold Boschert-Kimmig
ISBN: 0809138468 9780809138463
OCLC Number: 40698447
Notes: "A Stimulus book."
Description: vii, 106 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Johann Baptist Metz. Biographical notes ; The church today : between resignation and hope ; Theological interruptions ; Philosophical-theological encounters : formative figures ; Narrative and memory : aesthetics and ethics ; The question of time and suffering unto God --
Elie Wiesel. Biographical notes ; To be a Jew : hope from remembrance ; Literary and religious teachers ; Interrupting language : the experience of Auschwitz ; An ethic drawn from memory ; Wrestling with God.
Series Title: Studies in Judaism and Christianity.
Other Titles: Trotzdem hoffen.
Responsibility: by Ekkehard Schuster and Reinhold Boschert-Kimmig ; translated by J. Matthew Ashley.

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There are probably no two men of such stature who can speak to the Holocaust as Christian theologian Johann Baptist Metz, author of A Passion for God and Jewish writer, Nobel laureate and human rights activist, Elie Wiesel, author of Night. One was drafted into the German army at the age of fifteen; the other was interned at Auschwitz. Both came from upbringings of deep faith, only to have their lives broken by the horrors they witnessed during the war. Both share the sense that the Holocaust is a rift in history itself, after which nothing could ever be seen in the same way as before. Yet for both, there is hope..."nonetheless."

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