Series Foreword Introduction The Problem Tragedy and the Holocaust Necessity, Destiny, Order, Pattern Redemptive Knowledge, Intelligibility, Self-Knowledge Suffering, Innocence, Guilt, Tragic Magnitude Human Affirmation, Consolatory Theism, Transcendent Values, and Tragic Pleasure The Tragic Hero Reflections on Christian Culpability and the Problematics of Belief Conclusion--Toward a Workable Theory Bibliography Index
MICHAEL R. STEELE is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Pacific University in Oregon./e He is president of the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center and chair of the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Pacific University. He is the author of Knute Rockne: A Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood, 1983).
"Readable and based on solid scholarship, this is a fine contribution to literature in general and to the evaluation of Holocaust literature specifically."-National Catholic Reporter ?Readable and based on solid scholarship, this is a fine contribution to literature in general and to the evaluation of Holocaust literature specifically.?-National Catholic Reporter "A masterful synthesis. . . . A painful, compelling book for all those interested in the Holocaust and in the interpretation of the Holocaust, not simply Holocaust literature."- Marshall M. Lee, Professor of History Pacific University "Michael Steele's eloquently conceived and written book explores the surrounding Christian philosophical milieu in the generations before and the years during the Holocaust. If one wants to understand Auschwitz one must read Elie Wiesel, but if one wants to understand how to read about Auschwitz then Steele's book is a must."-Merritt Linn, author A Book of Songs