God, the Past and Auschwitz: Jewish Holocaust Theologians’ Engagement with History

  title={God, the Past and Auschwitz: Jewish Holocaust Theologians’ Engagement with History},
  author={Daniel R. Langton},
  journal={Holocaust Studies},
  pages={29 - 62}
  • D. Langton
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • History
  • Holocaust Studies
The Holocaust has provoked a wide variety of Jewish religious responses, some of which include the claim that, ultimately, historical analysis is incapable of explaining the Nazi genocide. Other Jewish religious thinkers have argued that they can trace God’s providential action and revelation in history, often drawing heavily upon historical resources including survivor testimonies, court transcripts and other accounts of atrocities. Several have concluded that religious Jews must acknowledge… 
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