By Michael Marmur
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972) used to be 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 sizeable wisdom of conventional scholarship. No different Jewish philosopher of observe within the 20th century used this type of wide selection 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 examining of Jewish culture. by way of laying off new gentle on how Heschel’s theological undertaking reconciled the calls for of culture and the fashionable global, Michael Marmur bargains an inspirational lesson in how modern Jewish concept can include either the texts of the earlier and the demanding situations of the present.
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