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Moral grandeur and spiritual audacity : essays

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel; Susannah Heschel
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-72), one of the foremost Jewish savants of our time, was internationally known as scholar, author, activist, and theologian. In his lifetime Heschel spoke and published widely. Arriving in the United States in flight from the brutalities of Nazi Germany, he never forgot that the search for the divine and for human spirituality is inseparable from the search for a just society. As a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Joshua Heschel; Susannah Heschel
ISBN: 0374199809 9780374199807
OCLC Number: 33334218
Description: xxx, 428 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Susannah Heschel --
To Be a Jew: What Is It? --
The Moment at Sinai --
Existence and Celebration --
Hasidism as a New Approach to Torah --
Israel as Memory --
We Cannot Force People to Believe --
A Time for Renewal --
Pikuach Neshama: To Save a Soul --
The Meaning of Repentance --
On the Day of Hate --
No Time for Neutrality --
Symbolism and Jewish Faith --
The Spirit of Jewish Prayer --
Toward an Understanding of Halacha --
Yom Kippur --
Teaching Religion to American Jews --
Jewish Theology --
The Mystical Element in Judaism --
A Preface to an Understanding of Revelation --
God, Torah, and Israel --
The Meaning of This War (World War II) --
The Plight of Russian Jews --
The Moral Dilemma of the Space Age --
Required: A Moral Ombudsman --
The Reasons for My Involvement in the Peace Movement --
In Search of Exaltation --
A Prayer for Peace --
No Religion Is an Island --
Choose Life! --
On Prayer --
The God of Israel and Christian Renewal --
What Ecumenism Is.
Responsibility: edited by Susannah Heschel.

Abstract:

Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-72), one of the foremost Jewish savants of our time, was internationally known as scholar, author, activist, and theologian. In his lifetime Heschel spoke and published widely. Arriving in the United States in flight from the brutalities of Nazi Germany, he never forgot that the search for the divine and for human spirituality is inseparable from the search for a just society. As a revered and beloved teacher, he impressed on his students, first at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati and then during his many years as Professor of Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the spiritual imperatives of prayer, of ecumenism, of social decency. This first collection of Dr. Heschel's essays is arranged in five groups: "Existence and Celebration," "No Time for Neutrality," "Toward a Just Society," "No Religion Is an Island" (on ecumenism), and "The Holy Dimension." The essays include a tribute to Reinhold Niebuhr and a discussion of Father Bernard Haring, the moral theologian. The appendix contains Carl Stern's famous television interview with Dr. Heschel, recorded shortly before his death. The book also includes an introduction to Dr. Heschel's life and thought by the editor, his daughter, Susannah Heschel, who holds the Abba Hillel Silver chair in Jewish Studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She is also the editor of the landmark collection On Being a Jewish Feminist.

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