Jewish Thought after the Holocaust
Not available in 2013
Where was God during the holocaust? How has Jewish belief been changed by the Shoah? This course will explore a range of key Jewish philosophers and theologians who have provided influential responses to the Holocaust over the course of the twentieth century. It will also address the question of Christian responsibility and culpability during the Nazi era. Figures covered may include: Abraham Heschel, Primo Levi, Jacob Neusner, Elie Wiesel, Emil Fackenheim, Hannah Arendt, Emanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida.
|Objectives||Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
1. An understanding of the key cultural, philosophical, political and theological factors that influenced Jewish thought after the holocaust.
2. Skills necessary to critically analyze the technical concepts, questions and issues that arise from the Jewish religious thought covered in the course.
3. Advanced writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to the study of philosophy, religion and theology.
|Content||The course explores the main ideas of significant Jewish thinkers writing in the aftermath of the Holocaust.|
|Assumed Knowledge||20 units PHIL, RELI or THEO courses at 1000 or 2000 level|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|