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Holocaust Theology: A Reader

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Where was God when six million died? Over the last few decades this question has haunted both Jewish and Christian theologians. If God is all-good and all-powerful, how could he have permitted the Holocaust to take place?
Published January 1st 2002 by University of Exeter Press
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May 13, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
Want to get a brief overview of the many different theological responses to the Holocaust, both Jewish and Christian? This is your book. Great for research and writing.
Oct 05, 2012 Alexandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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One of the most thought-provoking reads I have ever come across.

Jewish life was changed forever by the Holocaust, but not all Jews responded in the same ways. Some had their faith deepened, resulting in a call to return to the old, "pure" ways. Others lost their faith completely, believing that the suffering that the Jews endured made a mockery of the claim to be God's "Chosen People". And others responded to the challenge in new and creative theologies.

The issue of "How can a just God permit s
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Rabbi Professor Dan Cohn-Sherbok is Professor of Judaism at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He is the author of over fifty books including the acclaimed The Palestine Israeli Conflict: A Beginner's Guide, co-authored with Dawoud El-Alami.
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