Les Églises, les religions et la Shoah
Collection Cerf Histoire
368 pages - mars 2013
This book assembles a selection of studies and reflections on the difficult choices and dilemmas that those in charge of different Christian confessions and religions, and their members, had to endure during the Holocaust. It is not possible to discuss this topic without nuancing one’s dissertation. We know that two sides, light and darkness, are present. In that perspective, what was the position of the Catholic Church during those dark days? What did the Church authorities know? What did they say? What did they do? Why did the Pope not do more than make general pleas for peace and express his regret about the ruins and the struggles the war caused? But at the same time, we must stress the realities of faith in the camps and the saving acts, as illustrated, for example, by the unique destinies of two members of the Resistance: Kurt Gerstein and Father Jacques de Jésus. This book also brings us the testimony of writers and anonymous characters whose deep faith was put to the test during that period of obscurity (Elie Wiesel, Georges Perec, Edmond Jabès, Primo Levi) and is echoed in the works of André Neher, Emil Fackenheim, Hans Jonas and Emmanuel Levinas.
- Dimensions : 145x235x25
- ISBN : 9782204098557
- Poids : 550 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Renée Dray-Bensousan