Tikkun the mending of the world and the faith of the contemporary Jew after the Holocaust is the theme that Fackenheim address in his most important book. He looks to the great philosophers of Western thought Spinoza, Rosenzweig, Hegel and Husserl seeking answers to the moral debasement this century has witnessed. He finds them instead in the acts of simple people who resisted the evil of the Nazi nightmare. Beginning with the rational thought of philosophy and concluding with a personal quest for models, Fackenheim assembles fragments of hope toward a future theology of faith.
To Mend the WorldFoundatins of Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought
By Emil L. Fackenheim
(358 Pages)Publisher: Indiana University Press, 1994
Prefaced by "Auschwitz as Challenge to Philosophy and Theology".