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Agonistic Misotheism III: Divine Apathy, the Holocaust, and Elie Wiesel’s Wrestling with God

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The trajectory of Elie Wiesel’s evolving religious views is the inverse of Rebecca West’s. While West started and ended her life as a misotheist, experiencing a more conventional phase of piety in ... More


 Literature, Textbook, and Primary Source: Constructing the Reading List

Sarah K. Pinnock

in Teaching Death and Dying

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335224
eISBN:
9780199868810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the advantages of using religious literature in teaching about death, in order to relieve the topic of its morbid stereotype and approach it positively and holistically. The ... More


Responses to Auschwitz and the Literary Imagination

Michael L. Morgan

in Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The views of various American liberal intellectuals and Jewish writers on the Nazi death camps are discussed, starting with Lionel Trilling, a postwar New York literary critic, who addressed the ... More


Confronting the Anti-German Museum: (West) Germany and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1979–1993

Jacob S. Eder

in Holocaust Angst: The Federal Republic of Germany and American Holocaust Memory since the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190237820
eISBN:
9780190237851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237820.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

This chapter explores the opposition of the Kohl government and its associates to the establishment of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC. Kohl and his advisors ... More


The Holocaust’s Impact on Christian-Jewish Relations

John K. Roth

in The Failures of Ethics: Confronting the Holocaust, Genocide, and Other Mass Atrocities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198725336
eISBN:
9780191792663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725336.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Christian understandings of Judaism—better identified as misunderstandings—have produced immense suffering and sorrow. Post-Holocaust Christian understandings of Judaism are much better than they ... More


Elie Wiesel: I Am Not God's Policeman

Arthur J. Magida

in Opening the Doors of Wonder: Reflections on Religious Rites of Passage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245457
eISBN:
9780520941717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245457.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes the experince of Elie Wiesel and his experience with bar mitzvah. Wiesel is a Romanian-born Jewish-American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust ... More


Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Naomi Seidman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226745053
eISBN:
9780226745077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226745077.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book reads translation history through the lens of Jewish–Christian difference, which, conversely, it views as an effect of translation. Subjecting translation to a theological-political ... More


Holocaust Angst: The Federal Republic of Germany and American Holocaust Memory since the 1970s

Jacob S. Eder

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190237820
eISBN:
9780190237851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237820.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

This book explores how Germans perceived and reacted to how Americans publicly commemorated the Holocaust. It argues that a network of mostly conservative West German officials and their associates ... More


What Has Been Learned?

John K. Roth

in The Failures of Ethics: Confronting the Holocaust, Genocide, and Other Mass Atrocities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198725336
eISBN:
9780191792663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725336.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Considering the failures of ethics and resistance against them, the question raised in this chapter’s title comes to mind. A sobering response to the question, “What has been learned from the ... More


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