Post-Holocaust vs. Postmodern: Emil Fackenheim's Evolving Dialogue with Christianity

Krell, Marc A.
April 2003
Journal of Jewish Thought & Philosophy (Routledge);Apr2003, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p69
Academic Journal
This article focuses on Jewish scholar Emil Fackenheim's demonstration of tension between two conflicting discourses in his evolving dialogue with Christianity. On one hand Fackenheim represents a first wave of Jewish philosophers and theologians who attempted to use their respective disciplines to reveal the meaning of the Holocaust. However many of these Jewish and Christian post Holocaust theologians actually preserved pre-Holocaust motifs while transvaluing them in a post-Holocaust framework.


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