"Good News" After Auschwitz?: Christian Faith Within a Post-Holocaust World (Google eBook)

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Carol Rittner, John K. Roth
Mercer University Press, 2001 - History - 215 pages
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Many argue that Christians must address their own culpability in the destruction of Europe's Jewry. If post-Holocaust Christians only lament Christianity's sin the tradition will be ultimately left with little to say and no credibility. Post-Holocaust Christians must emphasize positive differences that Christianity can make, including:
-- Repentant honesty about Christianity's anti-Jewish history
-- New appreciation for the Jewish origins of Christianity, the Jewish identity of Jesus, and the continuing vitality of the Jewish people and their traditions
-- Welcome liberation from liturgies and biblical interpretations that promote harmful Christian exclusivism
  

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Contents

Precautions
1
Beware Good News Faith and Fallacy in PostHolocaust Christianity
3
The Failure of Goodness In Search of the christian Christian
21
Can I Still Be a Christian after Auschwitz?
29
Christian Integrity after Auschwitz
37
Practices
43
Canonizing Edith Stein and Recognizing Catholic Antisemitism
45
After Auschwitz Jews Judaism and Christian Worship
69
Proclamations
129
The Message and the Means Some Historical Reflections on the Good News
131
A PostShoah Interventionist Christianity Expanding the Ranks of the Faithful Remnant in the Third Millennium
141
The Good News after Auschwitz A Biblical Reflection
157
Good News after Auschwitz Does Christianity Have Any?
173
The Courage to Try
187
Select Bibliography
193
About the Editors and Contributors
203

Good News after Auschwitz Binding the Brokenhearted
85
The Holy Ground of Hospitality Goods News for a ShoahTempered World
99
What Can a Christian Say about Forgiveness after Auschwitz?
117

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Page xii - The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor : He hath sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
Page xii - Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.

About the author (2001)

Carol Rittner, R.S.M. is distinguished professor of Holocaust Studies at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She is the editor or coeditor of a number of books, including "The Holocaust & the Christian World". She is the executive producer of two films, one of which, "The Courage to Care", was nominated for a 1986 Academy Award in the Short Documentary category.

John K. Roth is the Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, where he has taught since 1966. He has written, coauthored, or edited more than twenty-five books, including, most recently, "Ethics after the Holocaust" & major contributions to "The Holocaust Chronicle".

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