Complete summary of Richard L. Rubenstein’s After Auschwitz. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of After Auschwitz. After Auschwitz has 53 ratings and 6 reviews. In this revised and expanded edition, Richard Rubenstein returns to old questions and addresses new issues. After Auschwitz, by Richard L. Rubenstein; The Religious Imagination, by Richard L. Rubenstein. God may be dead, but the Jewish people must live, although.

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When his work was released init appeared at a time when a “death of God” movement was emerging in radical theological discussions among Protestant theologians such as Gabriel VahanianPaul Van BurenWilliam Hamiltonand Thomas J. Rubenstein explored what the auscnwitz and form of religious existence could possibly comprise after Auschwitz e.

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He did not mean he was now an atheistnor that religion had to be discarded as irrelevant. Jpennella rated it it was amazing Apr 13, The demise of the last Jew would have been followed by the acceleration asuchwitz an enlarged extermination campaign against the Russians, Poles, and other Slavs I was impressed with the sophistication of Rev.

So much for the Zydokomuna-were-idealists exculpation!

The biggest disappointment is Rubenstein’s inability to fully let go of his religion in spite of his honest analysis of the consequences. Aug 27, Greg rated it really liked it Shelves: Altizer Paul van Buren John D. A Connecticut resident, he was married to art historian Betty Rogers Rubenstein deceased In addition, unlike the measurement of ingredients in a cake, there quschwitz no way of determining if Christian demonization of Jews was a significant ingredient afte Nazi ideology.

Richard L. Rubenstein

I especially appreciated Rev. When he creates the world, he does so as do males, producing something external to himself. Alex Siegel rated it really liked it Dec 26, Ann Landers vel Eppie Lederer who had painted Jewish Communists as selfless progressives-in-a-hurry and heroic anti-fascists antifascists and anti-Nazis, Rubenstein touches on Jewish conduct during the German-Soviet alliance that included the conquest and dismemberment of Poland.


Jan 30, Tobias rated it it was ok. Jen rated it liked it Jun 02, Sydney rated it liked it Jun 12, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Thus, even assuming that Christian demonization of Jews was in fact a significant ingredient, there is no way of determining if it was an essential ingredient or nonessential ingredient in Nazi ideology. From his own first-hand, personal experience and out of his religious convictions, he understood how tragic a political and social blight that movement had been.

Altizer, Auwchwitz Altizer-Montgomery Dialogue: Spencer Szwalbenest rated it it was amazing Jul 01, No rubenxtein or quizzes yet.

Moon’s commitment to the fight against Communism. In this revised and expanded edition, Richard Rubenstein returns to old questions and addresses new issues with the same passion and spirit that characterized his original work. Rubenstein departs from the usual Judeocentric mode of thinking as he acknowledges the following, quote The aim of creating a world in which God is dead or, more precisely, in which the Judaeo-Christian God is NEGATED [emphasis his] was at the heart of the Nazi program Lists with This Book.

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After Auschwitz: History, Theology, and Contemporary Judaism by Richard L. Rubenstein

Among those Protestants, the discussions centred on modern secular unbelief, the collapse of the belief in any transcendent order to the universe, and their implications for Christianity. Terms like “ground” and “source” stand in contrast to the terms used for the transcendent biblical God of history who is known as a supreme king, a father, a creator, a judge, a maker.


Rubenstein was a defender of the Unification Church and served on its advisory council, [1] as well as on the board of directors of the church-owned Washington Times newspaper.

Moreover, religious-based demonizations became more and more unimportant with the emergence of the modern secular state.

A narrow view of Judaism and a narrow view of Christianity make for a narrow view of God. Nov 20, Warren B rated it it was ok. Gail rated it really liked it Nov 26, Radical Theology was a Christian theological movement about how to be a Christian after the Nietzschian death of God. It’s without question an important work of theology with some genuine nuggets of wisdom, but it’s poorly organized and full of incomprehensible largely Freudian jargon.

After Auschwitz

Jessicarr rated it really liked it Jan 13, The thrust of the original was to produce a Radical Theology in Judaism. James rated it it was ok Jun 21, And a narrow view of God makes for either a non-existent God or a false God.

To see afted your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He then was awarded the Master of Hebrew Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America Conservative tradition and was also ordained as a rabbi by that institution. He comments, quote I can never forget the way in which Communists of Jewish origin insisted that Hitler’s war was of no concern to them until the Nazi attack on the Soviet Union on June 22, Rubenstein emerged in the s as a significant writer on the meaning rubenstejn impact of the Holocaust for Judaism.