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The Continuing Agony : From the Carmelite Convent to the Crosses at Auschwitz - Alan L. Berger

The Continuing Agony

From the Carmelite Convent to the Crosses at Auschwitz

By: Alan L. Berger (Editor), Harry James Cargas (Editor), Susan E. Nowak (Editor)

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Published: 12th March 2004
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The Continuing Agony addresses the crucial and painful issues that continue to plague Christian-Jewish relations after Auschwitz. Despite these obstacles, the essays in this book profess hope for the future of a Jewish-Catholic dialogue.

This comment by Berger (head of the Holocaust center at Florida Atlantic University) should prompt readers to get the book: 'If Catholics and Jews are interested in working together to seek at least a partial tikkun olam (restoration or repair of the world insofar as this is possible after Auschwitz), the dialogue has to deepen.' Indeed, the dialogue has deepened because of this book's publication. -- Thomas A. Idinopulos, Miami University
The Continuing Agony will enlighten scholars and interested general readers alike. -- Neal Pease, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee * The Catholic Historical Review *
An indispensable guide to the state of Catholic-Jewish relations and a useful manual to measure the course of Pope Benedict XVI's future relationship with the Jewish people. -- Jack Fischel, Millersville University

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. xv
Political Dynamicsp. 1
The Carmelite Convent at Auschwitz: Nationalizing Theologyp. 3
The Large Cross in the Garden of the Former Carmelite Convent at Auschwitz (Facts and Comments)p. 21
The Truth about the Oswiecim Crossp. 29
The Cross at the Gravel Pit at the Oswiecim Campp. 31
Crosses in Auschwitz: Crisis and Turningp. 35
Cross Purposes: The Conflict over Symbolic Territory Between Poles and Jews at Auschwitzp. 55
Crosses at Auschwitz: A Fist Againstp. 77
Statement of the Government on the Matter of Crosses at the Former Hitler Death Camp at Auschwitzp. 81
The Cross as the Symbol of the Highest Love of Manp. 83
Bulletinp. 87
Appeal of the Primatep. 89
To the Venerable Priests-Bishops: Declaration of the Primate of Polandp. 91
Psychological and Theological Dynamicsp. 93
The Auschwitz Convent Controversy: A Failure of Symbolsp. 95
The Struggle for Memory and Memorialization at Auschwitzp. 103
Toward A Healing of Memories: Catholics, Jews and the Shoahp. 121
An "Unfinished Business:" Some Reflections on "Jewish Poland" Todayp. 143
Living in the Land of Ashesp. 159
The Challenge of Solidarity: A Theological Reflection on the Convent & Crosses at Auschwitzp. 167
Prayers of Victims, Victims of Prayerp. 187
History Remembered: An Anti-Jewish Exposition of the Good Friday Liturgy in Durand's Rationalep. 203
Interview with Elie Wieselp. 221
Appendicesp. 227
A Convent and Cross in Auschwitzp. 229
The Cross in Jewish-Christian Relationsp. 235
Statement of Jan Karskip. 249
Statement of the National Polish American-Jewish American Council on the Recent Placement of Crosses at the Auschwitz I Death Camp in Polandp. 251
Letter of Pope John Paul II to the Carmelite Nunsp. 253
Afterwordp. 255
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780761828037
ISBN-10: 0761828036
Series: Studies in Judaism
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 12th March 2004
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 16.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.45