The Holocaust signified a watershed in Western thought, calling civilization’s most solid intellectual structures into question. As part of this transition, a special challenge was posed to theology, which is occupied by its very nature with existential questions about the meaning of suffering, the limits of human morality, guilt, punishment, and ultimate justice. The course will explore a variety of theological responses to this challenge as reflected in the works of prominent Jewish and Christian thinkers from various denominations, examining the Holocaust’s impact on the theological definitions of victimhood and evil, covenant and divine will, as well as on the Jewish-Christian relationship itself. Moreover, we will follow some of these thinkers in raising the question whether theology is at all a proper language with which to speak about the Holocaust.
The course will be conducted in English and accompanied by readings of both primary and secondary sources.
Melden Sie sich bitte über die Moodle-Plattform (Kennwort: commemoration) an.
Die Veranstaltung wurde 11 mal im Vorlesungsverzeichnis WiSe 2020/21 gefunden: