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Elie Wiesel : a religious biography

Author: Frederick L Downing
Publisher: Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Elie Wiesel: I Religious Biography argues that Wiesel's religious faith is the driving force behind Wiesel's status as a moral authority - that he is essentially a generative religious personality, a poet-prophet - who deepened his own particular Jewish vision to eventually become a "link" with humanity. In time, he begins to identify with the world's oppressed through a stance of universalizing faith, As a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Biographie
Named Person: Elie Wiesel; Elie Wiesel; Elie Wiesel; Élie Wiesel; Élie Wiesel; Elie Wiesel; Élie Wiesel; Elie Wiesel
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick L Downing
ISBN: 9780881460995 0881460990
OCLC Number: 180752911
Description: xiv, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Sighet: a small European Jerusalem --
A refuge: grandfather and his stories --
Bar Mitzvah and approaching tyranny --
The curse and the crisis --
Wrestling like Jacob --
Writing like Jeremiah: the poetics of memory and justice --
Further into darkness: a very troubled man --
Writing like Jeremiah II: evoking a new universe --
The poetics of grief: choosing between life and death --
A town beyond the walls: creating an alternative community beyond suffering and pain --
The return: re-envisioning God and faith --
Man and event: becoming a great man in Israel --
Re-envisioning faith and tradition --
A poet/prophet for the nations: the quest for a universalizing faith.
Responsibility: Frederick L. Downing.
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