Balazs M. Mezei is Professor of Philosophy at Peter Pazmany Catholic University, Hungary. He has widely published on the philosophy of religion, phenomenology, and literary criticism. He is the author of the two-volume Philosophy of Religion (2005, in Hungarian) and, with Barry Smith, The Four Phases of Philosophy (1998).
Religion After Auschwitz is a philosophical approach to the notion of revelation. Following such authors as A. Dulles, R. Swinburne, or K. Ward, Balazs Mezei investigates some of the main problems of revelation and connects them to the general problem of religion today. Religion is considered in the perspective of the age "after Auschwitz", an expression coined by Hans Jonas and further elaborated by J. B. Metz. Mezei develops the insights of these philosophers and investigates various aspects of religion and revelation "after Auschwitz": contemporary theistic philosophy, phenomenology, art, mysticism, and the question of university education today. A fascinating amalgam of subjects and approaches, Religion and Revelation After Auschwitz is an important contribution to contemporary discussions on the possibility of Catholic philosophy.