Elie Wiesel: Humanist Messenger for Peace (Routledge Historical Americans) (Paperback)

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Elie Wiesel: Humanist Messenger for Peace is part biography and part moral history of the intellectual and spiritual journey of Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, human rights activist, author, university professor, and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

In this concise text, Alan L. Berger portrays Wiesel's transformation from a pre-Holocaust, deeply God-fearing youth to a survivor of the Shoah who was left with questions for both God and man. An advisor to American presidents of both political parties, his nearly 60 books voiced an activism on behalf of oppressed people everywhere. The book illuminates Wiesel's contributions in the areas of religion, human rights, literature, and Jewish thought to show the impact that he has had on American life. Supported by primary documents about and from Wiesel, the volume gives students a gateway to explore Wiesel's incredible life.

This book will make a great addition to courses on American religious or intellectual thought.

About the Author

Alan L. Berger is the Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair for Holocaust Studies at Florida Atlantic University, USA. He has lectured on Jewish religious and cultural thought in America, Europe, Israel, and Japan.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780415738231
ISBN-10: 0415738237
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 27th, 2021
Pages: 164
Language: English
Series: Routledge Historical Americans