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Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence

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Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was a prolific scholar, impassioned theologian, and prominent activist who participated in the black civil rights movement and the campaign against the Vietnam War. He has been hailed as a hero, honored as a visionary, and endlessly quoted as a devotional writer. In this sympathetic, yet critical, examination, Shai Held elicits the overarching themes and unity of Heschel's incisive and insightful thought. Focusing on the idea of transcendence--or the movement from self-centeredness to God-centeredness--Held puts Heschel into dialogue with contemporary Jewish thinkers, Christian theologians, devotional writers, and philosophers of religion.

About the Author

Shai Held is Dean and Chair of Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar, an institute for Jewish prayer, personal growth, and Jewish study which he co-founded. He is winner of a 2011 Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education, and Newsweek has twice named him one of America's most influential rabbis.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

1. Wonder, Intuition, and the Path to God

2. Theological Method and Religious Anthropology: Heschel among the Christians

3. Revelation and Co-Revelation

4. The Pathos of the Self-Transcendent God

5. "Awake, Why Sleepest Thou, O Lord?" Divine Silence and Human Protest in Heschel's Writings

6. The Self that Transcends Itself: Heschel on Prayer

7. Enabling Immanence: Prayer in a Time of Divine Hiddenness

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253011268
Author:
Held, Shai
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Religion
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.94 in

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