Considering the rupture of the Holocaust : a recasting of Emil Fackenheim's conception of the Holocaust as absolute rupture with reference to the theology of Eberhard Jüngel / Philip Gordon Ziegler.
Emil Fackenheim, in his major of study To Mend the World, develops an understanding of the Holocaust as an absolute rupture in the continuity of thought--Jewish, Christian and philosophical. After considering the Jewish and philosophical presuppositions of Fackenheim's work, the author attempts to re-cast the idea of the rupture of the Holocaust into a Christian theological idiom, concerned to both adequately receive, and critically assesses Fackenheim's proposal. Based on a number of points of contact both philosophical and theological, the author finds in the thought of the protestant theologian Eberhard Jungel valuable conceptual resources to effect this re-casting. In conclusion, a number of proposals regarding the Christian theological response to the Holocaust are drawn.
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