By Shai Held
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) used to be a prolific pupil, impassioned theologian, and in demand activist who participated within the black civil rights stream and the crusade opposed to the Vietnam battle. He has been hailed as a hero, commemorated as a visionary, and ceaselessly quoted as a devotional author. during this sympathetic, but serious, exam, Shai Held elicits the overarching subject matters and solidarity of Heschel’s incisive and insightful notion. concentrating on the assumption of transcendence—or the circulate from self-centeredness to God-centeredness—Held places Heschel into discussion with modern Jewish thinkers, Christian theologians, devotional writers, and philosophers of religion.
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