Reading the Hebrew Bible After the Shoah Paperback

Engaging Holocaust Theology

by Marvin A. Sweeney;

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Reading the Hebrew Bible After the Shoah

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Is theology possible after the Shoah? Marvin Sweeney challenges biblical theologians to take that question with utmost seriousness. Sweeney examines often ignored biblical texts where ancient Israel contemplated the problem of apparent divine absence and "divine evil," and finds the perspective of post-Holocaust theology an indispensable interpretive resource.In biblical stories like those of Abraham, Moses, Jeroboam, Manasseh, Josiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Esther, Job, and more, Sweeney finds the recognition "that human beings cannot always depend upon God to act to ensure righteousness in the world." The insistence, common among Holocaust theologians, that human beings must assume their own responsibility for doing justice and righteousness in the world is, Sweeney argues, powerfully present already in the Bible itself. This book is an important contribution to modern biblical theology and to Holocaust theology as well.

Reading the Hebrew Bible After the Shoah by Marvin A. Sweeney was published by Fortress Press,U.S. in August 2008 and is our 48441st best seller. The ISBN for Reading the Hebrew Bible After the Shoah is 9780800638498.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFortress Press,U.S. (August 2008)
Number of Pages320
Thickness18 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1226938
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