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Abraham Joshua Heschel : prophetic witness

Author: Edward K Kaplan; Samuel H Dresner
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, the first of two volumes, is the story of Abraham Joshua Heschel, "a renowned American theologian and interpreter of tradition."--Jacket.
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Named Person: Abraham Joshua Heschel; Abraham Joshua Heschel; Abraham Joshua Heschel; Abraham Joshua Heschel; Abraham Joshua Heschel; Abraham Joshua Heschel; Abraham Joshua Heschel; Abraham Joshua Heschel; Abraham Joshua (Philosoph) Heschel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward K Kaplan; Samuel H Dresner
ISBN: 0300071868 9780300071863 9780300124644 0300124643
OCLC Number: 37608215
Language Note: English.
Notes: This is the first volume of a two volume biography. The second volume is entitled Spiritual radical : Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972.
Description: x, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I: Warsaw: childhood and adolescence --
Heschel's first home (1907-1914) --
Early studies and catastrophes (1914-1917) --
"The blessings of humiliation" and triumphal adolescence (1917-1924) --
Expanding the self through literature (1924-1926) --
II: A Rebbe among revolutionaries (1925-1927) --
III: Berlin: Europe in crisis --
A student in Berlin (1927-1931) --
A Jewish philosophical mentor (1928-1931) --
Poetic vision and prophetic sympathy (1928-1931) --
Paradigm shift (1929-1931) --
God's active presence (1931-1932) --
A year of grief and rage (1933) --
A poet's self-portrait (winter 1933-1934) --
Spiritual and intellectual biographies: Koigen and Maimonides (1934-1935) --
The German Jewish renaissance (1934-1935) --
Alliance with Martin Buber (June-December 1935) --
Mission defined (January-September 1936) --
IV: Frankfurt, the war, and exile --
Teaching in times of crisis (September 1936-December 1937) --
A prophetic witness (December 1937-March 1938) --
"Out of the depths" (March-October 1938) --
Struggling in escape (November 1938-July 1939) --
Departure and deliverance (1939-1940).
Responsibility: Edward K. Kaplan & Samuel H. Dresner.

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Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was one of the outstanding Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century. This book, the first of two volumes, is the comprehensive biography of Heschel. It traces  Read more...

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"'The most complete portrait to date of this remarkable religious figure.' Publishers Weekly 'The authors pay critical, careful attention to Heschel's words, and in particular to his poetry.' Laurie Read more...

 
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