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Eckardt, A. Roy (Arthur Roy) 1918-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 157 publications in 3 languages and 6,839 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by A. Roy Eckardt
Elder and younger brothers : the encounter of Jews and Christians by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews and Christians, the contemporary meeting by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounter with Israel: a challenge to conscience by Alice Eckardt( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The surge of piety in America : an appraisal by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black-woman-Jew : three wars for human liberation by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reclaiming the Jesus of history : Christology today by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your people, my people : the meeting of Jews and Christians by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long night's journey into day : life and faith after the Holocaust by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and German and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long Night's Journey Into Day" is a documentary film that focuses on South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The mission of the TRC was to investigate human rights abuses that occurred between 1960 and 1994 in South Africa and to call for reconciliation. The TRC was set up by the South African government to consider amnesty for perpetrators of apartheid-related crimes
For righteousness' sake : contemporary moral philosophies by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theologian at work : a common search for understanding by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long night's journey into day : a revised retrospective on the Holocaust by Alice Eckardt( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and German and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long Night's Journey Into Day is a stimulating and provocative attempt to deal with the impact and meaning of the Holocaust within contemporary Christian and Jewish thought. To Jews, the Holocaust is the most terrible happening in their history, but it must also be seen as a Christian event. The Eckardts call for a radical rethinking of the Christian faith in the light of the Holocaust, examining such issues as the relation between human and demonic culpability, the charge of God's guilt, and the reality of forgiveness. They clarify the theological meaning of the Holocaust and the responsibility that must be borne for it by the Christian Church, and discuss possible responses to it as exemplified in the writings of selected modern theologians and church councils. This enlarged and revised edition takes into account new topics and developments, including the issue of Austrian responsibility for the Holocaust, the significance and aftermath of Bitburg, and antisemitism in German feminism. More detailed attention is also given to other modern genocides and occasions of humanly-caused mass death. Additional literary, historical, and religious works are considered and appropriate quotations incorporated. The new edition also includes a revised preface, an updated bibliography and two new appendices
Christianity and the children of Israel by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

15 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity in Israel by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sitting in the earth and laughing : a handbook of humor by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To be human is to live with comedy and laughter. This book is at once a serious guide to that form of human incongruity we call humor and an entertaining embodiment of humor itself. Designed to cross disciplinary boundaries, this "handbook of humor" directs itself to the sense and nonsense of humor in contemporary individual and social life. The author examines the phenomenon of comic laughter from a variety of perspectives: philosophic, psychological, social, and religious. Dealt with are such practical themes as the function of human laughter (therapeutic and other), the relation between comedy and suffering, the link between humor and forgiveness, and humor in the aftermath of the Nazi Holocaust
How to tell God from the Devil : on the way to comedy by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How to Tell God From the Devil is the first book to depict the relationship among comedy, the Devil, and God. Drawing from Jewish and Christian theories, Eckardt describes comedy as a means to distinguish the divine from the diabolic. He presents a thorough critique of efforts throughout history to justify God in the presence of radical evil and suffering. How to Tell God From the Devil is a sequel to Eckardt's fascinating earlier study Sitting in the Earth and Laughing.Eckardt offers a theological vision of the comic, and shows its practical use in differentiating God from the Devil. The viewpoint presupposed is a special application of the incongruity theory of humor, which sees humor as an attempt to deal with inexplicable occurrences. Eckardt shows how humor can make faulty explanations tolerable for examining evil and suffering, particularly the notion that God can somehow be "excused" for the terrible evils extant in the world. Eckardt critiques dualistic views that make the Devil and God independent sovereign beings, and monistic views that try to reduce evil to non-being. Eckardt holds God to be ultimately responsible for evil, in such ways that the only final resolution of evil-if there is such-is a form of divine comedy.Eckardt employs a variety of historical, psychological, sociological, philosophical, and theological sources. He discusses and assesses such diverse figures as Martin Luther, Reinhold Niebuhr, Zen Buddhists, Conrad Hyers, Nancy A. Walker, Jon D. Levenson, and Harvey Cox. How to Tell God From The Devil is an exceptional work, and will be significant and enjoyable for sociologists, theologians, philosophers, and specialists concerned with the study of humor."--Provided by publisher
No longer aliens, no longer strangers : Christian faith and ethics for today by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the way to death : essays toward a comic vision by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Eckardt's trilogy on comedy, the devil, and God
Collecting myself : a writer's retrospective by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy versus tragedy : post-Shoah reflections : the first Maxwell Lecture, delivered on 24 April 1990 by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Hebrew and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-Holocaust theology and the Christian-Jewish dialogue by A. Roy Eckardt( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Eckardt, A. Roy.

Eckardt, Arthur R. 1918-1998

Eckardt, Arthur Roy

Eckardt, Arthur Roy 1918-

Eckardt, Arthur Roy 1918-1998

Eckardt, Roy 1918-1998

Eckardt, Roy (Arthur Roy), 1918-1998

Languages
English (122)

German (2)

Hebrew (1)