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Eliezer Berkovits and the Tenacity of Faith

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:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this chapter, and in Chs. 6, and 8–10, an analysis and examination is made of the writings of the major American Jewish thinkers/theologians. The thinker addressed in this chapter is Eliezer ... More


Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Michael L. Morgan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Auschwitz is the center of the twentieth century, its dark core, yet, in the postwar years in America few intellectuals dared to come to grips with the horror and the suffering. Jewish theologians ... More


Introduction

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:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

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 ... More


The Early Stage: The Sixties

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:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the way in which post‐Holocaust Jewish thought began to emerge in the 1960s and its role within Jewish religious thought. These post‐Holocaust Jewish thinkers did not constitute ... More


Neither Authoritarian nor Superfluous: A Normative Account of Rabbinic Authority

Yonatan Y. Brafman

in Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198811374
eISBN:
9780191848407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811374.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This study addresses the project of grounding the legitimacy of halakhic-legal authorities, like rabbis or rabbinic courts. Importantly, this inquiry is distinct from, but related to, investigation ... More


Two Second World War Sermons

Eliezer Berkovits

in Jewish Preaching in Times of War, 1800 - 2001

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764401
eISBN:
9781800340848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764401.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents two sermons following the Allied loss at Greece. The first of Eliezer Berkovits' sermons sets out the theme of ‘moral strategy’ as contrasted with military strategy. This leads ... More


Faith as Immunity to History?: Rethinking Barth and Fackenheim

Chris Boesel

in Karl Barth and Comparative Theology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284603
eISBN:
9780823286102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284603.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Reading Barth in conversation with three different post-Holocaust Jewish theologians on the question of God’s relationship to history, Boesel comes to a new appreciation for the diversity within the ... More


Jewish Theology in Postwar America

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:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers the writings and interchanges of various Jewish theologians who wrote in America in the late 1940s, the 1950s, and the 1960s, who included existentialists, and Reform Jewish ... More


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