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 used to be studded with indicators of his enormous wisdom of conventional scholarship. No different Jewish philosopher of word within the 20th century used this sort of wide variety 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. through laying off new mild on how Heschel’s theological undertaking reconciled the calls for of culture and the trendy international, Michael Marmur bargains an inspirational lesson in how modern Jewish idea can embody either the texts of the prior and the demanding situations of the present.
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