Primo Levi's Afters: Reading Primo Levi Theologically after God

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    How to write about humanity and God after Auschwitz? This book is about Primo Levi’s afters, Rondaij's neologism that indicates the loss that Auschwitz provoked and the challenge it presented to thinking about humanity and God, both in Levi’s writings as well as in the academic disciplines of philosophy and theology. Focusing on three main themes - unjust suffering; chaos and creation; and good and evil - this research shows how Primo Levi writes about humanity and God in the face of Auschwitz, and how his representations can be read theologically "after God."
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Protestant Theological University
    • Barnard, M., Supervisor
    • van Riessen, R.D.N., Supervisor
    • Druker, Jonathan, Supervisor, External person
    Award date13 Oct 2020
    Place of PublicationS.l.
    Publication statusPublished - 2020


    • Primo Levi
    • Theology
    • Holocaust

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