By Michael Marmur
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972) was once one of many 20th century’s such a lot influential Jewish thinkers, a revered theologian and enthusiastic civil rights activist who marched to Selma with Martin Luther King, Jr. His theology emphasised the immediacy of ask yourself and awe, but his writing was once studded with indicators of his titanic wisdom of conventional scholarship. No different Jewish philosopher of notice within the 20th century used this kind of wide selection of texts so extensively.
Abraham Joshua Heschel and the resources of Wonder is the 1st ebook to illustrate how Heschel’s political, highbrow, and non secular commitments have been embedded in his analyzing of Jewish culture. by means of laying off new gentle on how Heschel’s theological venture reconciled the calls for of culture and the fashionable international, Michael Marmur bargains an inspirational lesson in how modern Jewish notion can include either the texts of the earlier and the demanding situations of the present.
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Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder (The Kenneth Michael Tanenbaum Series in Jewish Studies) by Michael Marmur