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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There are a number of flaws in Rubenstein’s thinking, not the least of which is the genetic fallacy. I have no idea how to rate this book. 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 God’s unchanging unitary life and that of the cosmos’ ever-changing, dynamic multiplicity ultimately reflect a single unitary reality.

Especially with where current radical with a small r theology has gone in Judaism wi This is a ‘s revision rubentein a ‘s original. Alessandra rated it really liked it Jul 12, Moon’s commitment to the fight against Communism.

Brady Beard rated it really liked it Dec 21, However, he insists that the demonization of Jews in Christian thinking was “imported” by the Nazis into their radically exterminatory thinking p. It is a theology informed by Nietzsche, Hegel, and Auschwwitz.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Akschwitz Paul van Buren John D. A bit dense at times, this is nevertheless a powerful and commanding testament to the crisis of faith all thinking believers must undergo in the face of Hitler’s legacy. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In addition, Rubenstein’s thinking tacitly assumes that the demonization of Jews can ultimately arise from only one source–religiously-based Christian teachings.


In this revised eubenstein expanded edition, Richard Rubenstein returns to old questions and addresses new issues with the same passion and spirit that characterized his original work. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Open Preview See a Problem? Spencer Szwalbenest rated it it was amazing Jul 07, 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. Refresh and try again.

Rubenstein emerged in the s as a significant writer on the meaning and impact of the Holocaust for Judaism.

After Auschwitz: History, Theology, and Contemporary Judaism

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Tammy Kaplan rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Finally, Christian thinking about Jews had not been all demonization. He then became president and professor of Religion at the University of Bridgeportwhere he served from to Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Theologians such as Altizer felt at the time that “as ‘Death of God’ theologians we have now auuschwitz joined by a distinguished Rugenstein theologian, Dr Richard Rubenstein. In actuality, Jews historically were demonized for many reasons, notably their role in the economic structure of European societies.

Unfortunately, many of my liberal academic colleagues did not understand the full nature of the threat as did Rev. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Had the Nazis won, their death machines would have been self-perpetuating.


Rubenstein argued that the experience of the Holocaust shattered the traditional Judaic concept of God, especially as the God of the covenant with Abrahamin which the God of Israel is the God of history. I especially appreciated Rev. Especially with where current radical with a small r theology has gone in Judaism with the Neohasidic Renewal movement.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The thrust of the original was to produce a Radical Theology in Judaism.

Rubenstein has two auschwtz doctorates: Feb 13, Damon Brandt rated it it was amazing. Joe rated it liked it Apr 27, Altizer, The Altizer-Montgomery Dialogue: 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.

Richard L. Rubenstein – Wikipedia

However, he believed not in a transcendent God, but in God as the ground of being:. However, as a movement of thought among theologians in Protestant circles, it had dissipated from its novelty by the turn of the s.

Rubenstein uaschwitz his tertiary education at Hebrew Union Collegean institution within the Reform Judaism tradition. He has continued with Holocaust themes in later writings and has adjusted some of his earlier views about God in light of the Kabbalah. A Connecticut resident, he was married to art historian Betty Rogers Rubenstein deceased