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Humanity at the limit : the impact of the Holocaust experience on Jews and Christians

Author: Michael A Signer
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000.
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Five decades after the end of World War II, issues relating to the history and meaning of the Holocaust, far from fading from social consciousness, have, if anything intensified. New generations probe the past and its implications for understanding human behavior. As fresh information about the particularities of the Holocaust comes to light, we know more and more about how these events happened, but the deeper  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Humanity at the limit.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Signer
ISBN: 0253337399 9780253337399
OCLC Number: 43903634
Description: xiv, 461 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Facing the Shoah : memory and history / Saul Friedländer --
PART 1: The Impact of the Holocaust : An Interdisciplinary Approach --
Divine and human responsibility in the light of the Holocaust / John T. Pawlikowski --
Racism and ethics : constructing altenative history / Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi --
The strange and the familiar / Joan Ringelheim --
Against redemption : the arts of counter-memory / James E. Young --
PART 2: Theology from the Depths : New Directions in Germany --
Introduction : Four German theologians / Robert A. Krieg --
In the shadow of the Shoah : being a theologian in Germany today / Hans Hermann Henrix --
The revival of the Jewish people within the Christian consciousness in Germany / Peter von der Osten-Sacken --
An alternative for Christian substitution theology and Christology after the Shoah / Bertold Klappert --
After sixty years : how can we speak of guilt, suffering, and reconciliation? / Hanspeter Heinz --
PART 3: The Limits of Covenant --
Introduction : The limits of covenant / John K. Roth --
The Holocaust : reflections from the perspective of Asian liberation theology / Peter C. Phan --
Martin Buber and Romano Guardini : case study in Jewish-Catholic dialogue / Robert A. Krieg --
Wounded word, wounded interpreter / Peter Ochs --
Pour out your heart like water : toward a Jewish feminist theology of the Holocaust / Rachel Adler --
PART 4: Racism and Ethics : The Social Uses of Science --
Introduction : Eugenics and the social uses of science : non-religious factors in the genesis of the Holocaust / Phillip R. Sloan --
The ghost of Galton : eugenics past, present, and future / Daniel J. Kevles --
Eugenics and race-hygiene in the German context : a legacy of science turned bad? / Peter Weingart --
Eugenics after the Holocaust : the limits of reproductive rights / Roberta M. Berry --
Heredity and genetics after the Holocaust / Jonathan Marks --
The significance of Nazi eugenics for medical ethics today / Didier Pollefeyt. PART 5: History, Coexistence, and Conflict : Gentiles and Jews in East Central Europe --
Introduction : Challenging history : reflections on the Holocaust in Austria, Germany and Poland / Doris L. Bergen --
Non-Jews and Jews in Austria before, during, and after the Holocaust / Gerhard Botz --
Jews and non-Jews in Austria / J. Robert Wegs --
Who is Jewish? The newest Jewish writing in German and Daniel Goldhagen / Sander L. Gilman --
What is cultural identity? / Victoria J. Barnett --
Poland and the memory of the Holocaust / Michael C. Steinlauf --
Poland and the Holocaust / Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska --
PART 6: Lost Hope and Betrayal : The Survivors --
Introduction : "Reading" the Holocaust / Arnold J. Band --
Damaged childhood in Holocaust fact and fiction / Lawrence Langer --
Dealing with the Holocaust : "After Auschwitz" in Germany / Edna Brocke --
Video history of the Holocaust : the case fo the Shoah Foundation / Michael Berenbaum --
What to do : approaches to post-Holocaust education / David R. Blumenthal --
PART 7: Beyond the Survivor : Aesthetic Representations of the Holocaust --
Introduction : The Notre Dame Holocaust project / John P. Welle --
Cinematic history, melodrama, and the Holocaust / Marcia Landy --
Speaking back to scripture : the Biblical strain in Holocaust poetry / John Felstiner --
Two models in the study of Holocaust literature / Alan Mintz --
The Jewish-Christian encounter : a matter of faith? / Remi Hoeckman.
Responsibility: edited by Michael A. Signer.


Intends to confront the legacy of the Holocaust and its impact from the perspectives of their disciplines. This title includes essays that help readers ponder the unavoidable question: what, in view  Read more...


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