A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - History - 416 pages
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With his first book, Hitler’s Willing Executioners, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen dramatically revised our understanding of the role ordinary Germans played in the Holocaust. Now he brings his formidable powers of research and argument to bear on the Catholic Church and its complicity in the destruction of European Jewry. What emerges is a work that goes far beyond the familiar inquiries—most of which focus solely on Pope Pius XII—to address an entire history of hatred and persecution that culminated, in some cases, in an active participation in mass-murder.

More than a chronicle, A Moral Reckoning is also an assessment of culpability and a bold attempt at defining what actions the Church must take to repair the harm it did to Jews—and to repair itself. Impressive in its scholarship, rigorous in its ethical focus, the result is a book of lasting importance.


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It is a telling book about the role of the church and its latent anti-semitism before, during, and after the Holocaust. It explores how the church, to this day, has blocked any proper examination of ... Read full review

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ELABORATED BUT CONFUSION MORAL TRIAL OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH The autor, a very bright Jewish Harvard scholar, assuming the attitude of a prosecutor more than a writer, makes fierce accusations against ... Read full review

Contents

FRAMING the Problem
7
CLARIFYING the Conduct
41
JUDGING the Culpability
108
REPAIRING the Harm
191
MUSTERING the Will
290
CONFRONTING the Church
305
Notes
332
Acknowledgments
387
Index
389
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Daniel Jonah Goldhagen was awarded Germany’s Democracy Prize for Hitler’s Willing Executioners. Until deciding to devote himself full-time to writing, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen taught political science and social studies for many years at Harvard University.


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