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Jews, Catholics, and the Burden of History

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ISBN 13 : 9780195345711
Pages : 400 pages
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Download Jews, Catholics, and the Burden of History PDF Format Full Free by Eli Lederhendler and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2006-03-02 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume XXI of the distinguished annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry marks sixty years since the end of the Second World War and forty years since the Second Vatican Council's efforts to revamp Church relations with the Jewish people and the Jewish faith. Jews, Catholics, and the Burden of History offers a collection of new scholarship on the nature of the Jewish-Catholic encounter between 1945 and 2005, with an emphasis on how this relationship has emerged from the shadow of the Holocaust.


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Jews, Catholics, and the Burden of History

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0190293993
Pages : 400 pages
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Download Jews, Catholics, and the Burden of History PDF Format Full Free by Eli Lederhendler and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2006-03-02 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume XXI of the distinguished annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry marks sixty years since the end of the Second World War and forty years since the Second Vatican Council's efforts to revamp Church relations with the Jewish people and the Jewish faith. Jews, Catholics, and the Burden of History offers a collection of new scholarship on the nature of the Jewish-Catholic encounter between 1945 and 2005, with an emphasis on how this relationship has emerged from the shadow of the Holocaust.


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Historical Dictionary of Judaism

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ISBN 13 : 144224142X
Pages : 640 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Judaism PDF Format Full Free by Norman Solomon and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-01-30 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Judaism covers the history of the Jewish religion through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on important personalities in Jewish religious history.


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The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town

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ISBN 13 : 0393249433
Pages : 256 pages
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Download The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town PDF Format Full Free by Edward Berenson and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2019-09-10 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A chilling investigation of America’s only alleged case of blood libel, and what it reveals about antisemitism in the United States and Europe. On Saturday, September 22, 1928, Barbara Griffiths, age four, strayed into the woods surrounding the upstate village of Massena, New York. Hundreds of people looked everywhere for the child but could not find her. At one point, someone suggested that Barbara had been kidnapped and killed by Jews, and as the search continued, policemen and townspeople alike gave credence to the quickly spreading rumors. The allegation of ritual murder, known to Jews as “blood libel,” took hold. To believe in the accusation seems bizarre at first glance—blood libel was essentially unknown in the United States. But a great many of Massena’s inhabitants, both Christians and Jews, had emigrated recently from Central and Eastern Europe, where it was all too common. Historian Edward Berenson, himself a native of Massena, sheds light on the cross-cultural forces that ignited America’s only known instance of blood libel, and traces its roots in Old World prejudice, homegrown antisemitism, and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. Residues of all three have persisted until the present day. More than just the disturbing story of one town’s embrace of an insidious anti-Jewish myth, The Accusation is a shocking and perceptive exploration of American and European responses to antisemitism.


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The Politics of Nonassimilation

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Publisher : Northern Illinois University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1501757865
Pages : 230 pages
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Counsels of Imperfection

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Publisher : Catholic University of America Press
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ISBN 13 : 0813233313
Pages : 442 pages
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Download Counsels of Imperfection PDF Format Full Free by Edward Hadas and published by Catholic University of America Press. This book was released on 2020-10-23 with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than a century, the teaching authority of the Catholic Church has attempted to walk along with the modern world, criticizing what is bad and praising what is good. Counsels of Imperfection described the current state of that fairly bumpy journey. The book is divided into 11 chapters. First comes an introduction to ever-changing modernity and the unchanging Christian understanding of human nature and society. Then come two chapters on economics, including a careful delineation of the Catholic response, past and present, to socialism and capitalism. The next topic is government, with one chapter on Church and State, another on War, and a third that runs quickly through democracy, human rights, the welfare state, crimes and punishments (including the death penalty), anti-Semitism, and migration. Counsels of Imperfection then dedicates two chapters on ecology, including an enthusiastic analysis of Francis’s “technocratic paradigm”. The last topic is the family teaching, which presents the social aspects of the Church’s sexual teaching. A brief concluding chapter looks at the teaching’s changing response to the modern world, and at the ambiguous Catholic appreciation of the modern idea of progress. For each topic, Counsels of Imperfection provides biblical, historical and a broad philosophical background. Thomas Aquinas appears often, but so does G. W. F Hegel. The goal is not only to explain what the Church really says, but also how it got to its current position and who it is arguing with. In the spirit of a doctrine that is always in development, Counsels of Imperfection points out both strong-points and imperfections in the teaching. The book should be of interest to specialists in Catholic Social Teaching, but its main audience is curious newcomers, especially people who do not want to be told that there are simple Catholic answers to the complicated problems of the modern world.


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The Religious Left in Modern America

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 3319731203
Pages : 303 pages
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Download The Religious Left in Modern America PDF Format Full Free by Leilah Danielson and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-05-15 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection of exciting new scholarship provides comprehensive coverage of the broad sweep of twentieth century religious activism on the American left. The volume covers a diversity of perspectives, including Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish history, and important essays on African-American, Latino, and women’s spirituality. Taken together, these essays offer a comparative and long-term perspective on religious groups and social movements often studied in isolation, and fully integrate faith-based action into the history of progressive social movements and politics in the modern United States. It becomes clear that throughout the twentieth century, religious faith has served as a powerful motivator and generator for activism, not just as on the right, where observers regularly link religion and politics, but on the left. This volume will appeal to historians of modern American politics, religion, and social movements, religious studies scholars, and contemporary activists.


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Rethinking Poles and Jews

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ISBN 13 : 9780742546660
Pages : 230 pages
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Download Rethinking Poles and Jews PDF Format Full Free by Robert D. Cherry and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2007 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since Polish Catholics embraced some anti-Jewish notions and actions prior to WWII, many intertwined the Nazi death camps in Poland with Polish anti-Semitism. As a result, more so than local non-Jewish population in other Nazi-occupied countries, Polish Catholics were considered active collaborators in the destruction of European Jewry. Through the presentation of these negative images in Holocaust literature, documentaries, and teaching, these stereotypes have been sustained and infect attitudes toward contemporary Poland, impacting on Jewish youth trips there from Israel and the United States. This book focuses on the role of Holocaust-related material in perpetuating anti-Polish images and describes organizational efforts to combat them. Without minimizing contemporary Polish anti-Semitism, it also presents more positive material on contemporary Polish-American organizations and Jewish life in Poland. To our knowledge this will be the first book to document systematically the anti-Polish images in Holocaust material, to describe ongoing efforts to combat these negative stereotypes, and to emphasize the positive role of the Polish Catholic community in the resurgence of Jewish life in Poland. Thus, this book will present new information that will be of value to Holocaust Studies and the 100,000 annual foreign visitors to the German death camps in Poland.


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Conflicts of Memory

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 13 : 9783039118809
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Conflicts of Memory PDF Format Full Free by Emiliano Perra and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2010 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text reconstructs the often conflictual memories of the Holocaust in post-war Italy through the analysis of press debates engendered by films and television miniseries. The author discusses how Holocaust themes have been appropriated by different political and cultural factions.


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Catholic Modern

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0674985850
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Catholic Modern PDF Format Full Free by James Chappel and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2018-02-23 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1900 the Catholic Church stood staunchly against human rights, religious freedom, and the secular state. According to the Catholic view, modern concepts like these, unleashed by the French Revolution, had been a disaster. Yet by the 1960s, those positions were reversed. How did this happen? Why, and when, did the world’s largest religious organization become modern? James Chappel finds an answer in the shattering experiences of the 1930s. Faced with the rise of Nazism and Communism, European Catholics scrambled to rethink their Church and their faith. Simple opposition to modernity was no longer an option. The question was how to be modern. These were life and death questions, as Catholics struggled to keep Church doors open without compromising their core values. Although many Catholics collaborated with fascism, a few collaborated with Communists in the Resistance. Both strategies required novel approaches to race, sex, the family, the economy, and the state. Catholic Modern tells the story of how these radical ideas emerged in the 1930s and exercised enormous influence after World War II. Most remarkably, a group of modern Catholics planned and led a new political movement called Christian Democracy, which transformed European culture, social policy, and integration. Others emerged as left-wing dissidents, while yet others began to organize around issues of abortion and gay marriage. Catholics had come to accept modernity, but they still disagreed over its proper form. The debates on this question have shaped Europe’s recent past—and will shape its future.


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More Desired than Our Owne Salvation

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Publisher : OUP USA
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ISBN 13 : 0199993246
Pages : 288 pages
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Download More Desired than Our Owne Salvation PDF Format Full Free by Robert O. Smith and published by OUP USA. This book was released on 2013-08-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Millions of American Christians see U.S. support for the State of Israel as a God-ordained responsibility. Robert O. Smith provides an in-depth look at the English Protestant tradition of Judeo-centric prophecy interpretation at the heart of this popular affinity.


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Jews and the Sporting Life

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0190452382
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Jews and the Sporting Life PDF Format Full Free by Ezra Mendelsohn and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2009-03-31 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume XXIII of the distinguished annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry explores the role of sports in modern Jewish history. The centrality of sports in modern life--in popular and even in high culture, in economic life, in the media, in international and national politics, and in forging ethnic identities--can hardly be exaggerated, but in the field of Jewish studies this subject has been somewhat neglected, at least until recently. Students of American Jewish history, for example, often emphasize the role of sports in the Americanization of the immigrants, while students of Jewish nationalism pay closer attention to its appeal for the regeneration of the Jewish nation, as well as the creation of a new, healthy, Jewish body. The essays brought together in Jews and the Sporting Life expand the body of knowledge about the place sports occupied, and continue to occupy, in Jewish life. They examine the connection between sports and Jewish nationalism, particularly Zionism, and how organized Jewish sports have been an agent of nation-building. They consider the role of Jews as owners of sports teams, as amateur and professional athletes, and as fans and bettors. Other themes include sports and Jewish literature, and boxing as a sport that enabled Jewish men to prove their masculinity in a world that often stereotyped them as weak and "feminine." This volume concentrates on twentieth century developments in Israel, Europe, and the United States.


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Mary and Mariology

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Survivors and Exiles

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Publisher : Wayne State University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0814339069
Pages : 360 pages
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Download Survivors and Exiles PDF Format Full Free by Jan Schwarz and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2015-05-15 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After the Holocaust’s near complete destruction of European Yiddish cultural centers, the Yiddish language was largely viewed as a remnant of the past, tragically eradicated in its prime. In Survivors and Exiles: Yiddish Culture after the Holocaust, Jan Schwarz reveals that, on the contrary, Yiddish culture in the two and a half decades after the Holocaust was in dynamic flux. Yiddish writers and cultural organizations maintained a staggering level of activity in fostering publications and performances, collecting archival and historical materials, and launching young literary talents. Schwarz traces the transition from the Old World to the New through the works of seven major Yiddish writers—including well-known figures (Isaac Bashevis Singer, Avrom Sutzkever, Yankev Glatshteyn, and Chaim Grade) and some who are less well known (Leib Rochman, Aaron Zeitlin, and Chava Rosenfarb). The first section, Ground Zero, presents writings forged by the crucible of ghettos and concentration camps in Vilna, Lodz, and Minsk-Mazowiecki. Subsequent sections, Transnational Ashkenaz and Yiddish Letters in New York, examine Yiddish culture behind the Iron Curtain, in Israel and the Americas. Two appendixes list Yiddish publications in the book series Dos poylishe yidntum (published in Buenos Aires, 1946–66) and offer transliterations of Yiddish quotes. Survivors and Exiles charts a transnational post-Holocaust network in which the conflicting trends of fragmentation and globalization provided a context for Yiddish literature and artworks of great originality. Schwarz includes a wealth of examples and illustrations from the works under discussion, as well as photographs of creators, making this volume not only a critical commentary on Yiddish culture but also an anthology of sorts. Readers interested in Yiddish studies, Holocaust studies, and modern Jewish studies will find Survivors and Exiles a compelling contribution to these fields.


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After Pluralism

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0231527268
Pages : 416 pages
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Download After Pluralism PDF Format Full Free by Courtney Bender and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2010-11-02 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The contributors to this volume treat pluralism as a concept that is historically and ideologically produced or, put another way, as a doctrine that is embedded within a range of political, civic, and cultural institutions. Their critique considers how religious difference is framed as a problem that only pluralism can solve. Working comparatively across nations and disciplines, the essays in After Pluralism explore pluralism as a "term of art" that sets the norms of identity and the parameters of exchange, encounter, and conflict. Contributors locate pluralism's ideals in diverse sites Broadway plays, Polish Holocaust memorials, Egyptian dream interpretations, German jails, and legal theories and demonstrate its shaping of political and social interaction in surprising and powerful ways. Throughout, they question assumptions underlying pluralism's discourse and its influence on the legal decisions that shape modern religious practice. Contributors do more than deconstruct this theory; they tackle what comes next. Having established the genealogy and effects of pluralism, they generate new questions for engaging the collective worlds and multiple registers in which religion operates.


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Ecclesial Repentance

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ISBN 13 : 056745732X
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Ecclesial Repentance PDF Format Full Free by Jeremy M. Bergen and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2011-01-27 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A theological reflection on churches repenting of events and convictions they have held in the past.


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The Crosses of Auschwitz

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 13 : 0226993051
Pages : 280 pages
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Download The Crosses of Auschwitz PDF Format Full Free by Geneviève Zubrzycki and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2009-10-15 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the summer and fall of 1998, ultranationalist Polish Catholics erected hundreds of crosses outside Auschwitz, setting off a fierce debate that pitted Catholics and Jews against one another. While this controversy had ramifications that extended well beyond Poland’s borders, Geneviève Zubrzycki sees it as a particularly crucial moment in the development of post-Communist Poland’s statehood and its changing relationship to Catholicism. In The Crosses of Auschwitz, Zubrzycki skillfully demonstrates how this episode crystallized latent social conflicts regarding the significance of Catholicism in defining “Polishness” and the role of anti-Semitism in the construction of a new Polish identity. Since the fall of Communism, the binding that has held Polish identity and Catholicism together has begun to erode, creating unease among ultranationalists. Within their construction of Polish identity also exists pride in the Polish people’s long history of suffering. For the ultranationalists, then, the crosses at Auschwitz were not only symbols of their ethno-Catholic vision, but also an attempt to lay claim to what they perceived was a Jewish monopoly over martyrdom. This gripping account of the emotional and aesthetic aspects of the scene of the crosses at Auschwitz offers profound insights into what Polishness is today and what it may become.