Had every Christian in Hitler’s Europe followed the example of the king of Denmark and decided to put on the yellow star, there would be today neither despair in the church nor talk of the death of God.
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|Birth:||22nd June, 1916|
|Death:||18th September, 2003|
|Nationality:||Canadian, German, Israeli|
|Profession:||Philosopher, Professor, Theologian|
Emil Ludwig Fackenheim was born in Halle, Germany. He was a German philosopher, theologian, and professor. He represents the odyssey of contemporary liberal Jewish theologians both in his thought and in his life. He researched the relationship of the Jews with God, believing that the Holocaust must be understood as an imperative requiring Jews to carry on Jewish existence and the survival of the State of Israel. He emigrated to Israel in 1984. He earned a doctorate from the University of Toronto, where he became professor of philosophy. He wrote several books include: Metaphysics and Historicity, To mend the world, God's Presence in History, What is Judaism? An Interpretation for the Present Age, The Jewish return into history and The Jewish Bible After the Holocaust.
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