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A Moral Reckoning

The Role Of The Catholic Church In The Holocaust And Its Unfulfilled Duty Of Repair

By Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

From the internationally renowned author of the best-selling Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust comes this penetrating moral inquiry into the Catholic Church’s role in the Holocaust that goes beyond anything previously written on the subject.

Daniel Jonah Goldhagen cuts through the historical and moral fog to lay out the full extent of the Catholic Church’s involvement in the Holocaust, transforming a narrow discussion fixated on Pope Pius XII into the long-overdue investigation of the Church throughout Europe. He shows that the Church’s and the Pope’s complicity in the persecution of the Jews goes much deeper than has been previously understood. The Church’s leaders were fully aware of the persecution. They did not speak out and urge resistance. Instead, they supported many aspects of it. Some clergy even took part in the mass murder.

But Goldhagen goes further. He develops a precise way to assess the Church and its clergy’s culpability, which was more extensive and varied than has been supposed. He then devotes the largest part of the book to proposing a new and fuller understanding of restitution, including moral restitution, and shows that the Church has, even according to its own doctrine, an unacknowledged duty of repair. He explores this duty, analyzes the Church’s tactics of evasion, and delineates all that the Church must do to redress the harm it inflicted on Jews and to heal itself.

Brilliantly researched and reasoned, A Moral Reckoning is a pathbreaking book of profound, and far-reaching, importance.

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Publish Date

2002

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0375414347


Format: Book
Author: Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah
Title: A moral reckoning : the role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and its unfulfilled duty of repair / Daniel Jonah Goldhagen.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
Subject: Pius XII, Pope, 1876-1958 -- Relations with Jews. Catholic Church -- Relations -- Judaism Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Christianity and antisemitism -- History -- 20th century World War, 1939-1945 -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
Isbn: 0375414347 0375714170 (pbk.)
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Format: Book
Author: Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah
Title: A moral reckoning : the role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and its unfulfilled duty of repair / Daniel Jonah Goldhagen.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
Description: 362 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Pius XII, Pope, 1876-1958 -- Relations with Jews.
Subjects: Catholic Church -- Relations -- Judaism
Subjects: Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity
Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Subjects: Christianity and antisemitism -- History -- 20th century
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2002016264
ISBN: 0375414347
ISBN: 0375714170 (pbk.)
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Call Number: 940.5318 Gol