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Author Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972.

Title Abraham Joshua Heschel : essential writings / selected with an Introduction by Susannah Heschel.

Publication Info. Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  296.3 HESCHEL    Check Shelf
Description 189 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Modern spiritual masters series
Modern spiritual masters series.
Contents If you want to know God, sharpen your sense of the human -- Prophecy is the voice that God has lent to the silent agony -- God is not silent. He has been silenced -- In the realm of spirit only he who is a pioneer is able to be an heir -- Prayer makes us worthy of being saved -- God is of no importance unless he is of supreme importance.
Summary Abraham Heschel (1907-1972) was one of the great religious teachers and moral prophets of our time. Born in Warsaw to a long line of Hasidic rabbis, he chose instead to study philosophy in Germany. Expelled back to Warsaw, he escaped just weeks before the Nazi invasion and settled in the United States. Through a series of books he contributed greatly to the spiritual renewal of Judaism. But he exerted an equal influence on Christians, so much that he was called another apostle to the gentiles. A passionate champion of interfaith dialogue, he served as an official observer at Vatican II and was influential in challenging the Catholic church to overcome the legacy of anti-Semitism. He raised a prophetic challenge to the social issues of his day, marching with Martin Luther King and protesting the Vietnam war. His writings here on prayer, God, prophecy, the human condition, and the spiritual life vividly communicate his instinct for the holy dimension of all existence.
Subject Jewish philosophy -- 20th century.
Judaism -- 20th century.
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
Added Author Heschel, Susannah.
ISBN 9781570759192 paperback
1570759197 paperback
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