A Challenge to Theology
About the Book
“Something happened a generation ago, to the world, to man. Something happened to God. Certainly something happened to the relations between man and God, man and man, man and himself”—Elie Wiesel. The literary voice of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and eloquent witness, has been heard in the world and its importance was verified in 1986 by the Nobel Peace Prize.
This work will help the reader understand the evolution of Wiesel’s writing. Many fascinating topics are covered—Jesus as a “wandering Jew,” the prototype of Christian pilgrimage, various theological responses to the Holocaust (e.g., Rabbinic, radical, Mad Midrashic), and the ambiguity of a listening God.
About the Author(s)
Graham B. Walker, Jr.
Format: softcover (5.5 x 8.5)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 
Table of Contents
1. The Grammer of Silence 13
The Silence of God 14
The Voice from Silence 21
The Syntax of Pain 28
2. God is a Questioning of God 35
The Diviner of Silence 39
The Oath: A Dilemma of Word and Silence 50
The Fifth Son: What’s in a Name? 56
The Voice of the Dead 61
Reuniting Names 63
A Listening God Is a Remembering God 66
3. Face to Face 67
Christ and Faust 68
A New Archetype 69
A Listening God 80
4. The Christian Theological Dilemma 83
Paul van Buren: The Jewish-Christian Reality 84
Jurgen Moltmann: The Passion of God 94
5. Jesus as a Wanderer 109
6. The Twilight of History 117
Book Reviews & Awards
“many fascinating topics are covered”—Jewish Combatants of WWII; “this work will help the reader understand the evolution of Wiesel’s writing”—Shofar.