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 symptoms of his large wisdom of conventional scholarship. No different Jewish philosopher of observe within the 20th century used this kind of wide variety of texts so extensively.
Abraham Joshua Heschel and the resources of Wonder is the 1st booklet to illustrate how Heschel’s political, highbrow, and religious commitments have been embedded in his interpreting of Jewish culture. by means of laying off new mild on how Heschel’s theological venture reconciled the calls for of culture and the trendy global, Michael Marmur bargains an inspirational lesson in how modern Jewish suggestion can embody either the texts of the prior and the demanding situations of the present.
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