Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Beyond AuschwitzPost-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael L. Morgan

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195148626

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195148622.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 24 October 2019

Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
Source:
Beyond Auschwitz
Author(s):

Michael L. Morgan (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195148622.003.0001

This brief introduction discusses the importance of understanding what the American Jewish response – and more importantly, the American Jewish theologians’ response – to the Holocaust has been, and what it has taught Jews about their approach to the past and the future. The author has approached this by an examination of the writings of five thinkers (Richard Rubinstein, Eliezer Berkovits, Irving Greenberg, Arthur Cohen, and Emil Fackenheim), each of whom in the 1960s and 1970s began to treat the Holocaust as a central and determining feature in his Jewish thinking. Each conceived of his theological task as understanding Judaism in terms of an act of coming to grips with Auschwitz, yet each has been influential in different ways, and for different constituencies. A brief summary is given of the writings of each of the five, and of some of the thoughts and conclusions raised. The introduction ends with an outline of the book.

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

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .