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This book is a publication of Indiana University Press Office of Scholarly Publishing Herman B Wells Library 350 1320 East 10th Street Bloomington, Indiana 47405 USA iupress.indiana.edu Telephone orders  800-­842-­6796 Fax orders  812-­855-­7931© 2013 by Shai Held All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, in­clud­ing photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. The Association of Ameri­can University Presses’ Resolution on Permissions constitutes the only exception to this prohibition.   The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the Ameri­can National Standard for Information Sciences—Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ANSI Z39.48–1992. Manufactured in the United States of America Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Held, Shai, [date] author.   Abraham Joshua Heschel : the call of transcendence / Shai Held.   pages cm   Includes bibliographical references and index.   ISBN 978-0-253-01126-8 (cloth : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-0-253-01130-5­(e-book) 1. Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907–1972—Teachings. 2. Judaism—­ Doctrines. 3. God (Judaism) I. Title.   BM755.H37H45 2013  296.3092—dc23 2013022925 1 2 3 4 5 18 17 16 15 14 13 To the Memory of Moshe Held, My Father This page intentionally left blank ...