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After-words : post-Holocaust struggles with forgiveness, reconciliation, justice

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Call Number179.7 P31a
Dates[2004]; ©2004
Statement of Responsibilityedited and introduced by David Patterson and John K. Roth.
Creators & ContributorsPatterson, David (editor)
Roth, John K. (editor)
Haas, Peter J. (Peter Jerome) (contributor)
Baum, Rachel N. (contributor)
Grob, Leonard (contributor)
Knight, Henry F. (contributor)
Frede-Wenger, Britta (contributor)
Pollefeyt, Didier (contributor)
Manemann, Jürgen (contributor)
Summary"More than fifty years after it ended, the Holocaust continues to leave survivors and their descendants, as well as historians, philosophers, and theologians, searching for words to convey the enormity of that event. Efforts to express its realities and its impact on successive generations often stretch language to the breaking pointor to the point of silence. Words whose meaning was contested before the Holocaust prove even more fragile in its wake. David Patterson and John K. Roth identify three such "after-words": forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice. These words, though forever altered by the Holocaust, are still spoken and heard. But how should the concepts they represent be understood? How can their integrity be restored within the framework of current philosophical and, especially, religious traditions? Writing in a format that creates the feel of dialogue, the nine contributors to After-Words tackle these and other difficult questions about the nature of memory and forgiveness after the Holocaust to encourage others to participate in similar inter- and intrafaith inquiries." Publisher
ContentsPrologue: "Did you say: after? Meaning what?" / David Patterson and John K. Roth

Part One: Forgiveness
  • Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Jewish Memory after Auschwitz / Peter J. Haas ; In Response / Rachel N. Baum, Leonard Grob, Peter J. Haas
  • The Face of Forgiveness in a Post-Holocaust World / Henry F. Knight ; In Response / Britta Frede-Wenger, David Patterson, Henry F. Knight
  • Forgiveness After the Holocaust / Didier Pollefeyt ; In Response / Peter J. Haas, Juergen Manemann, Didier Pollefeyt
Part Two: Reconciliation
  • Useless Experience: Its Significance for Reconciliation after Auschwitz / John K. Roth ; In Response / Rachel N. Baum, Didier Pollefeyt, John K. Roth
  • Anthropological Remarks on Reconciliation after Auschwitz / Britta Frede-Wenger ; In Response / Juergen Manemann, Didier Pollefeyt, Britta Frede-Wenger
  • Struggles for Recognition in an Era of Globalization: The Necessity of a Theology of Reconciliation from a Political-Theological Perspective after Auschwitz / Juergen Manemann ; In Response / Peter J. Haas, David Patterson, Juergen Manemann
Part Three: Justice
  • G-d, World, Humanity: Jewish Reflections on Justice after Auschwitz / David Patterson ; In Response / Britta Frede-Wenger, John K. Roth, David Patterson
  • The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Just Reconciliation in the Shadows of the Holocaust / Leonard Grob ; In Response / Henry F. Knight, John K. Roth, Leonard Grob
  • The Post-Holocaust Jewish Heart / Rachel N. Baum ; In Response / Leonard Grob, Henry F. Knight, Rachel N. Baum
Postscript: An After That Is Yet to Be / David Patterson and John K. Roth
Physical Description xviii, 275 pages ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherSeattle : University of Washington Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 255–266) and index

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Roth, John K. (editor)

Baum, Rachel N. (contributor)

Grob, Leonard (contributor)

Knight, Henry F. (contributor)

Frede-Wenger, Britta (contributor)

Pollefeyt, Didier (contributor)

Manemann, Jürgen (contributor)