Man is liberated by God – God is liberated by Man: so says ‘Shoah’ theologian, Fr. John Pawlikowski in agreement with ‘Holocaust’ high priest, Elie Wiesel.
… the Holocaust and our contemporary evolutionary consciousness force upon us a major reformulation of our understanding of divine and human agency. In speaking of the need to rediscover a compelling God as the ground of post-Holocaust ethics, I believe I am close to the stage Elie Wiesel has reached as he has probed the depth of the Holocaust these many years … Wiesel hints that after all is said and done, the Holocaust may reveal that divine and human liberation are very much intertwined, and that, despite continuing tension, both God and humanity yearn for each other as a result. In consequence of this linkage, Wiesel is prepared to say that human acts of justice and compassion help to liberate God, to restore the divine image as Fackenheim has put it … (Fr. John Pawlikowski, “Thinking About God After Auschwitz,” Good and Evil After Auschwitz, pp 62-63)
And while Emil Fackenheim may have said that human acts “restore the divine image” it was the rabbis of Judaism who first concocted that pantheist concept, Tikkun HaPanim (‘repairing the face’ of God).
Judaism Discovered pg. 785
And note Fr. John Pawlikowski’s recent 11/11 ‘Holocaust’ ‘dialogue’ with fellow ‘Shoah” theologian Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg at a formerly Catholic college:
The college [of St. Elizabeth’s Holocaust Remembrance] observance will continue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, again in the Dolan Performance Hall, where three internationally known theologians, Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg, the Rev. John Pawlikowski and the Rev. Henry “Hank” F. Knight, will discuss “Challenges and Opportunities in the Jewish-Christian Dialogue.” The event is free and open to the public. (Madison Eagle, Nov 6th)