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Katz, Steven T. 1944-

Overview
Works: 93 works in 452 publications in 2 languages and 18,349 library holdings
Genres: History  Comparative studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, wpr, Publishing director
Classifications: BL625, 291.42
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Most widely held works by Steven T Katz
The holocaust in historical context by Steven T Katz( Book )

27 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this volume, Steven T. Katz initiates the provocative argument that the Holocaust is a singular event in human history. Unlike any previous work on the subject, The Holocaust in Historical Context maintains that the Holocaust is the only example of true genocide--a systematic attempt to kill all the members of a group--in history. In a richly documented, subtly argued, and amazingly wide-ranging comparative historical and phenomenological analysis, Katz explores the philosophical and historiographical implications of the uniqueness of the Holocaust. After he establishes the nature of genocide, Katz examines other occasions of mass death to which the Holocaust is regularly compared from slavery in the ancient world to the medieval persecution of heretics, from the depopulation of the New World to the Armenian massacres during World War I, and from the Gulag to Cambodia. In the first of three volumes, Katz, after setting the groundwork for his analysis with four chapters dealing with essential methodological issues, begins his comparative case studies with slavery in the ancient Greek and Roman world, and continues with such subjects as medieval antisemitism, the European witch craze, the medieval wars of religion, the medieval persecution of homosexuals, and the French campaign against Huguenots. Throughout this investigation of pre-modern Jewish and non-Jewish history, Katz looks at the ways in which the Holocaust has precedents and parallels, and in what way it stands alone as a singular, highly distinctive historical event
Mysticism and philosophical analysis by Steven T Katz( Book )

20 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysticism and religious traditions by Steven T Katz( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish philosophers by Steven T Katz( Book )

17 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-holocaust dialogues : critical studies in modern Jewish thought by Steven T Katz( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysticism and sacred Scripture( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how the great mystics and mystical traditions use, interpret, and reconstruct the sacred scriptures of their traditions. -- from PUBLISHER DESCRIPTION
Anti-semitism in times of crisis( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysticism and language( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taken collectively, the original essays in this new collection make up the most important exploration of mysticism and language to appear in many years. Written from diverse perspectives on a wide variety of religious and mystical traditions, ranging from Judaism and Christianity to Zen Buddhism and Hinduism, all the essays exhibit great erudition, a mastery of the original mystical sources, and philosophical and hermeneutical sophistication. Further, all recognize the inadequacy of treating the questions surrounding this subject a-contextually - outside of their historic, intellectual, and sociological circumstances. As such, these studies deepen the on-going revisionist, contextualist study of mysticism so powerfully and influentially inaugurated by two previous collections also edited by Steven Katz, Mysticism and Philosophical Analysis and Mysticism and Religious Traditions. Like its predecessors, the present collection includes work by some of the world's leading authorities on mysticism, including Moshe Idel, William Alston, Bernard McGinn, Ewert Cousins, Bimal Matilal, Carl Ernst, and Steven Katz. It is sure to become essential reading for everyone interested in mysticism, as well as those who study religion, comparative religion, philosophy, and history
Jewish ideas and concepts by Steven T Katz( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrestling with God : Jewish theological responses during and after the Holocaust by Steven T Katz( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a wide-ranging selection of Jewish theological responses to the Holocaust. It will be the most complete anthology of its sort, bringing together for the first time: (1) a large sample of ultra-orthodox writings, translated from the Hebrew and Yiddish; (2) a substantial selection of essays by Israeli authors, also translated from the Hebrew; (3) a broad sampling of works written in English by American and European authors. These diverse selections represent virtually every significant theological position that has been articulated by a Jewish thinker in response to the Holo
Elie Wiesel : Jewish, literary, and moral perspectives by Steven T Katz( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, best known for his writings on the Holocaust, is also the accomplished author of novels, essays, tales, and plays as well as portraits of seminal figures in Jewish life and experience. In this volume, leading scholars in the fields of Biblical, Rabbinic, Hasidic, Holocaust, and literary studies offer fascinating and innovative analyses of Wiesel's texts as well as illuminating commentaries on his considerable influence as a teacher and as a moral voice for human rights. By exploring the varied aspects of Wiesel's multifaceted career-his texts on the
The impact of the Holocaust on Jewish theology by Steven T Katz( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theological problems facing those trying to respond to the Holocaust remain monumental. Both Jewish and Christian post-Auschwitz religious thought must grapple with profound questions, from how God allowed it to happen to the nature of evil. The Impact of the Holocaust on Jewish Theology brings together a distinguished international array of senior scholars--many of whose work is available here in English for the first time--to consider key topics from the meaning of divine providence to questions of redemption to the link between the Holocaust and the creation of the State of Israel. Togeth
Historicism, the Holocaust, and Zionism : critical studies in modern Jewish thought and history by Steven T Katz( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Of] the 12 well-crafted essays in this volume ... the most useful are those dealing with the Holocaust.". -- Choice. "Especially recommended for college-level students of Jewish history and culture.". -- The Bookwatch. This is a critical exploration of the most repercussive topics in modern Jewish history and thought. A sequel to Katz's National Jewish Book Award-winning study, Post-Holocaust Dialogues, this book identifies the main issues in the contemporary Jewish intellectual universe and outlines a larger, more synthetic understanding of contemporary Jewish existence
The shtetl : new evaluations by Steven T Katz( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dating from the sixteenth century, there were hundreds of shtetls--Jewish settlements--in Eastern Europe that were home to a large and compact population that differed from their gentile, mostly peasant neighbors in religion, occupation, language, and culture. The shtetls were different in important respects from previous types of Jewish settlements in the Diaspora in that Jews had rarely formed a majority in the towns in which they lived. This was not true of the shtetl, where Jews sometimes comprised 80% or more of the population. While the shtetl began to decline during the course of the nine
Comparative mysticism : an anthology of original sources( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""This collection of primary texts introduces readers to the mystical literature of the world's great religious traditions. The anthology comprises poetry, prayer, narrative, and other writings from Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Confucianist, and Native American traditions. This collection provides readers not only with the primary mystical texts from each religious tradition, but with an explanation of the context of the source and tradition. It shows how the great mystical traditions of the world are deeply rooted in the religious traditions from which they originated. The contextual methodological approach taken throughout the anthology also addresses the critical question of what these mystical traditions, at their highest level, have in common. Despite the prevailing view that mystical traditions throughout the world are essentially similar, the presentation of the sources in this volume suggests that, in fact, the various traditions have distinct teachings and different metaphysical goals. The writings collected in this work address the most fundamental and important methodological, epistemological, and hermeneutical questions regarding the study and interpretation of mysticism and mystical sources across cultures."--The Publisher
Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955 by Steven T Katz( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite an outpouring of scholarship on the Holocaust, little work has focused on what happened to Europe's Jewish communities after the war ended. And unlike many other European nations in which the majority of the Jewish population perished, France had a significant post war Jewish community that numbered in the hundreds of thousands. Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955 offers new insight on key aspects of French Jewish life in the decades following the end of World War II. How Jews had been treated during the war continued to influence both Jewish and non-Jewish society in the post-war years. The volume examines the ways in which moral and political issues of responsibility combined with the urgent problems and practicalities of restoration, and it illustrates how national imperatives, international dynamics, and a changed self-perception all profoundly helped to shape the fortunes of postwar French Judaism. Comprehensive and informed, this volume offers a rich variety of perspectives on Jewish studies, modern and contemporary history, literary and cultural analysis, philosophy, sociology, and theology. With contributions from leading scholars, including Edward Kaplan, Susan Rubin Suleiman, and Jay Winter, the book establishes multiple connections between such different areas of concern as the running of orphanages, the establishment of new social and political organisations, the restoration of teaching and religious facilities, and the development of intellectual responses to the Holocaust."--Publisher's description
The essential Agus : the writings of Jacob B. Agus by Jacob B Agus( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American rabbi : the life and thought of Jacob B. Agus by Steven T Katz( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Rabbi provides a comprehensive and insightful assessment of Rabbi Jacob Agus' standing as a notable Jewish thinker. The volume brings together original writings by a range of distinguished contributors to consider the main aspects of Agus' life and work in detail and to flesh out the broad and repercussive themes of his corpus. Taken as a whole, they present a broad and substantial picture of a remarkable American Rabbi and scholar, illuminating Agus' commitment to Jewish people everywhere, his profound and unwavering spirituality, his continual reminders of the very real dangers of
The paranoid apocalypse : a hundred-year retrospective on the Protocols of the elders of Zion by Richard Landes( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text re-examines 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion's' popularity, investigating why it has persisted, as well as larger questions about the success of conspiracy theories even in the face of claims that they are blatantly counterfactual and irrational
The Cambridge history of Judaism by W. D Davies( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The holocaust in historical context
Alternative Names
Katz, Stephen T. 1944-

Katz, Steven T. 1944-

Katz, Steven Theodore.

Katz, Steven Theodore 1944-

Steven T. Katz Amerikaans historicus

Steven T. Katz historiador estadounidense

Steven T. Katz historien américain

Steven T. Katz US-amerikanischer Historiker

Кац, Стивен

Кац, Стивен T. 1944-

כץ, סטיבן תאודור 1944-

סטיבן כץ

סטיבן כץ היסטוריון אמריקאי

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Languages
English (245)

German (1)

Covers
Mysticism and philosophical analysisMysticism and religious traditionsMysticism and sacred ScriptureAnti-semitism in times of crisisMysticism and languageWrestling with God : Jewish theological responses during and after the HolocaustThe impact of the Holocaust on Jewish theologyHistoricism, the Holocaust, and Zionism : critical studies in modern Jewish thought and history