From the Unthinkable to the Unavoidable: American Christian and Jewish Scholars Encounter the Holocaust

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Carol Rittner, John K. Roth
Praeger Publishers, 1997 - History - 220 pages
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In the last half century, ways of thinking about the Holocaust have changed somewhat dramatically. In this volume, noted scholars reflect on how their own thinking about the Holocaust has changed over the years. In their personal stories they confront the questions that the Holocaust has raised for them and explore how these questions have been evolving. Contributors include John T. Pawlikowski, Richard L. Rubenstein, Michael Berenbaum, and Eva Fleischner.

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CAROL RITTNER is a Sister of Mercy from the Dallas, Pennsylvania Regional Community. She was appointed the Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Holocaust Studies at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1994. She continues to teach there as Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies. In addition to her teaching and her many publications in the field of Holocaust Studies, Rittner has served as the founding director of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.

JOHN K. ROTH is Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, where he has been a faculty member since 1966. He has held visiting professorships in Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Israel, and Norway. He has published more than twenty books and hundreds of articles, many of them focused on the Holocaust. During 1995-96, he was a Fulbright Fellow in Norway.

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