By Michael Marmur
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972) used to be one of many 20th century’s so much 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 was once studded with indicators of his sizeable wisdom of conventional scholarship. No different Jewish philosopher of be aware within the 20th century used the sort of wide selection of texts so extensively.
Abraham Joshua Heschel and the assets of Wonder is the 1st e-book 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 trendy global, Michael Marmur deals an inspirational lesson in how modern Jewish concept can include either the texts of the previous and the demanding situations of the present.
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