Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder (The Kenneth Michael Tanenbaum Series in Jewish Studies)

Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder (The Kenneth Michael Tanenbaum Series in Jewish Studies)

By: Michael Marmur (author)Paperback

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Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was one of the twentieth century's most influential Jewish thinkers, a respected theologian and enthusiastic civil rights activist who marched to Selma with Martin Luther King, Jr. His theology emphasized the immediacy of wonder and awe, yet his writing was studded with signs of his vast knowledge of traditional scholarship. No other Jewish thinker of note in the twentieth century used such a wide range of texts so extensively. 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. By shedding new light on how Heschel's theological project reconciled the demands of tradition and the modern world, Michael Marmur offers an inspirational lesson in how contemporary Jewish thought can embrace both the texts of the past and the challenges of the present.

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Michael Marmur is the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Provost of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.


Chapter One: Abraham Joshua Heschel, Heir and Pioneer Chapter Two: Heschel's Bible and the Hermeneutic of Surprise Chapter Three: A Living Response: Heschel and the Literature of the Sages Chapter Four: From Contemplation to Practice: Heschel's Two Maimonides Chapter Five: On the Verge of God: Heschel and Kabbalah Chapter Six: A New Accent: Heschel and Hasidism Chapter Seven: An Affinity of Strangers Chapter Eight: Heschel's Aspaklaria Chapter Nine: Heschel and the Call to Action

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/04/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781442651234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9781442651234
  • weight: 450
  • ISBN10: 1442651237

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