Sabbat

seine Bedeutung für den heutigen Menschen

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sabbath

Page: 79

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Abraham Joshua Heschel

exploring his life and thought

Author: John C. Merkle

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 171

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A Passion for Truth

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 146680033X

Category: Religion

Page: 360

View: 3882

In A Passion For Truth, Heschel delves into the exploration of hope and despair in Hasidism. Heschel drew on his own experiences from his study of the Kotzker and the Baal Shem Tov to create this classic work.
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Israel: An Echo of Eternity

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466801174

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Israel: An Echo of Eternity is Dr. Heschel's book about the past, present, and future home of the Jews. According to Dr. Heschel the presence of Israel has tremendous historical and religious significance for the whole world: "History is not always made by men alone...Israel is a personal challenge, a personal religious issue. We are God's stake in human history. We are the dawn and the dusk, the challenge and the test. The presence of Israel is the repudiation of despair. Israel calls for a renewal of trust in the Lord of history." Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the foremost religious figures of our time, died in 1972. Israel: An Echo of Eternity is his powerful and eloquent book on the meaning of Israel today.
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The Wisdom of Heschel

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466800348

Category: Religion

Page: 388

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"Philosophy may be defined as the art of asking the right questions...Awareness of the problem outlives all solutions. The answers are questions in disguise, every new answer giving rise to new questions." This example of Rabbi Heschel's thought and manner of expression, familiar to the readers of his many books, serves as an epigraph to The Wisdom of Heschel. As Ruth Goodhill says in her foreword, "These selections from the works of the prophetic giant of the twentieth century, Abraham Joshua Heschel, represent my personal response to his writings. This book, conceived during his lifetime, is offered as an introduction to his thought and to his profound understanding of the agonies of modern society." Most of the selections are taken from God in Search of Man, The Insecurity of Freedom, Man Is Not Alone, The Sabbath, The Prophets, and Who Is Man? Among the categories in which the excerpts have been grouped are "Questions Man Asks, " "Man's Needs, " "Caring for Our Old, " "Teaching Our Young, " "Law, "" The Sabbath, " and "One World."
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The Sabbath

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466800097

Category: Religion

Page: 118

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Elegant, passionate, and filled with the love of God's creation, Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath has been hailed as a classic of Jewish spirituality ever since its original publication--and has been read by thousands of people seeking meaning in modern life. In this brief yet profound meditation on the meaning of the Seventh Day, Heschel, one of the most widely respected religious leaders of the twentieth century, introduced the influential idea of an 'architecture of holiness" that appears not in space but in time. Judaism, he argues, is a religion of time: it finds meaning not in space and the materials things that fill it but in time and the eternity that imbues it, so that 'the Sabbaths are our greatcatherdrals.'
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Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity

Essays

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466800100

Category: Religion

Page: 464

View: 1936

This first collection of Heschel's essays - compiled, edited and with an introduction by his daughter Susannah Heschel, is a stunning reminder of the virtuosity of one of the most well respected minds in Judaic studies.
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Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder

Author: Michael Marmur

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442651237

Category: Philosophy

Page: 279

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Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder is the first book to demonstrate how Heschel's political, intellectual, and spiritual commitments were embedded in his reading of Jewish tradition.
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The Human and the Holy

The Spirituality of Abraham Joshua Heschel

Author: Donald J. Moore

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823212361

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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No Jewish thinker of the middle half of this 20th century has left such an indelible mark upon his times as has Abraham Joshua Heschel. A distinguished professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York from 1945 until his death in 1972, Rabbi Heschel sought in both his writing and teaching to expose the depth and meaning of Judaism along with its relevance to our contemporary world, and in a special way to contemporary Christianity. Rabbi Heschel was also in the forefront of the great human concerns of his day. He dealt with the problems of the young and of the elderly at two White House Conferences; he marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and lead protests against American policy in Vietnam, participating in numerous civil rights marches and peace rallies. He worked tirelessly for the betterment of Jewish-Christian relations and played a key role in the deliberations of Vatican II. The Human and the Holy provides a fascinating overview of the spirituality of Rabbi Heschel, underscoring its meaning for both Jew and Christian. For as Heschel's spirituality makes abundantly clear, Jews and Christians share much on a religious, personal, and social level, while shedding greater light on the roots and challenges of their own particular faith tradition.
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Abraham Joshua Heschel

Prophetic Witness

Author: Edward K. Kaplan,Samuel H. Dresner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300124644

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 402

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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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God in Search of Man

A Philosophy of Judaism

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429967625

Category: Philosophy

Page: 437

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Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most revered religious leaders of the 20th century, and God in Search of Man and its companion volume, Man Is Not Alone, two of his most important books, are classics of modern Jewish theology. God in Search of Man combines scholarship with lucidity, reverence, and compassion as Dr. Heschel discusses not man's search for God but God's for man--the notion of a Chosen People, an idea which, he writes, "signifies not a quality inherent in the people but a relationship between the people and God." It is an extraordinary description of the nature of Biblical thought, and how that thought becomes faith.
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Insecurity of Freedom

Essays on Human Existence

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466801166

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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The Insecurity of Freedom is a collection of essays on Human Existence by one of the foremost Jewish thinkers of our time, Abraham Joshua Heschel.
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Abraham Joshua Heschel

Philosophy, Theology and Interreligious Dialogue

Author: Stanisław Krajewski,Adam Lipszyc

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447059206

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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The book is devoted to the thought of one of the 20th century's most interesting philosophers of religion. Heschel, a traditional Polish Jew who became a modern thinker, was also an impressive prophet of interreligious dialogue. The book is the fruit of a scholarly conference held in 2007 at the University of Warsaw, in Heschel's native city, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Given the depth and scope of his thinking, the papers gathered in the volume will be of interest not only to philosophers, theologians, and scholars of Heschel, but also to those who know little about Heschel but are interested in the fundamental problems that appear at the borders between philosophy and theology, religion and modernity, Judaism and Christianity, and, more broadly, problems of interfaith relations and their future. Among the contributors to the volume there are many of the foremost Heschel scholars from the United States and Israel, as well as authors from Poland and other European countries. The authors believe that the infl uence of Heschel will continue to grow worldwide.
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Heavenly Torah

As Refracted Through the Generations

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826408020

Category: Religion

Page: 814

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his most ambitious scholarly achievement, his three-volume study of Rabbinic Judaism, is only now appearing in English.
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The Ineffable Name of God: Man

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel,Morton M. Leifman,Edward K. Kaplan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826418937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Written between 1927 and 1933—and never published in English before—this is the intimate spiritual diary of a devout European Jew, loyal to the revelation at Sinai and afflicted with reverence for all human beings.
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Who is Man?

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804702669

Category: Philosophy

Page: 119

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One of the world’s most illustrious and influential theologians here confronts one of the crucial philosophical and religious questions of our time: the nature and role of man. In these three lectures, originally delivered in somewhat different form as The Raymond Fred West Memorial Lectures at Stanford University in May 1963, Dr. Heschel inquires into the logic of being human: What is meant by being human? What are the grounds on which to justify a human being’s claim to being human? In the author’s words, “We have never been as openmouthed and inquisitive, never as astonished and embarrassed at our ignorance about man. We know what he makes, but we do not konw wha he is or what to expect of him. Is it not conceivable that our entire civilization is built upon a minsinterpretation of man? Or that the tragedy of man is due to the fact that he is a being who has forgotten the question: Who is Man? The failure to identify himself, to know what is authentic human existence, leads him to assume a false identity, to pretending to be what he is unable to be or to not accepting what is at the very root of his being. Ignorance about man is not lack of knowledge, but false knowledge.”
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Man Is Not Alone

A Philosophy of Religion

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466800089

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Man Is Not Alone is a profound, beautifully written examination of the ingredients of piety: how man senses God's presence, explores it, accepts it, and builds life upon it. Abraham Joshua Heschel's philosophy of religion is not a philosophy of doctrine or the interpretation of a dogma. He erects his carefully built structure of thought upon foundations which are universally valid but almost generally ignored. It was Man Is Not Alone which led Reinhold Niebuhr accurately to predict that Heschel would "become a commanding and authoritative voice not only in the Jewish community but in the religious life of America." With its companion volume, God in Search of Man, it is revered as a classic of modern theology.
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Maimonides

A Biography

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466800321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 273

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Heschel's classic work on Maimonides, originally published in Berlin during the thirties, is one of the few scholarly biographies available of the great medieval philosopher.
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