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Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was a prolific scholar, impassioned theologian, and prominent activist who participated in the black civil rights movement and the campaign against the Vietnam War. He has been hailed as a hero, honored as a visionary, and endlessly quoted as a devotional writer. In this sympathetic, yet critical, examination, Shai Held elicits the overarching themes and unity of Heschel’s incisive and insightful thought. Focusing on the idea of transcendence—or the movement from self-centeredness to God-centeredness—Held puts Heschel into dialogue with contemporary Jewish thinkers, Christian theologians, devotional writers, and philosophers of religion.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Abbreviations: Works by Abraham Joshua Heschel
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-27
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  1. 1. Wonder, Intuition, and the Path to God
  2. pp. 28-71
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  1. 2. Theological Method and Religious Anthropology: Heschel among the Christians
  2. pp. 72-93
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  1. 3. Revelation and Co-Revelation
  2. pp. 94-134
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  1. 4. The Pathos of the Self-Transcendent God
  2. pp. 135-173
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  1. 5. "Awake, Why Sleepest Thou, O Lord?": Divine Silence and Human Protest in Heschel's Writings
  2. pp. 174-197
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  1. 6. The Self That Transcends Itself: Heschel on Prayer
  2. pp. 198-217
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  1. 7. Enabling Immanence: Prayer in a Time of Divine Hiddenness
  2. pp. 218-228
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 229-234
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 235-312
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 313-326
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 327-334
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253011305
Print ISBN
9780253011268
MARC Record
OCLC
861081906
Pages
352
Launched on MUSE
2013-11-15
Language
English
Open Access
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