Abstract/Details

Holocaust and redemption: Jewish identity in the thought of Emil L. Fackenheim

Aronoff, Gordon. 
 Concordia University (Canada) ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  2002. MQ68374.

Abstract (summary)

Many thinkers consider Emil L. Fackenheim's post-1967 thought marginal because it seeks to uncover religious meaning in the events of the Holocaust and the founding of the State of Israel. I find Fackenheim's later thought to be of compelling relevance for North American Jewry precisely because the Holocaust and the State of Israel are two major wellsprings of contemporary Jewish identity. I contend that a renewed encounter with Fackenheim can indeed be fruitful for North American Jews.

This study will present facets of Fackenheim's thinking in a way that points to their relevance to questions of Jewish identity today. I will show that Fackenheim's attempts to uncover religious and philosophical meaning in the Holocaust and the founding of the State of Israel—however incomplete and problematic his formulations may be—are important for contemporary North American Jews seeking to come to terms with these two monumental events of the twentieth century.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Religion;
Philosophy
Classification
0318: Religion
0422: Philosophy
0507: Holocaust Studies
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology
Title
Holocaust and redemption: Jewish identity in the thought of Emil L. Fackenheim
Author
Aronoff, Gordon
Number of pages
148
Degree date
2002
School code
0228
Source
MAI 40/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
978-0-612-68374-7
Advisor
Oppenheim, Michael
University/institution
Concordia University (Canada)
University location
Canada
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
MQ68374
ProQuest document ID
305474233
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/305474233/fulltextPDF