Man Is Not Alone

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ISBN : 1466800089
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (466 users)

Download or read book Man Is Not Alone written by Abraham Joshua Heschel and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 1976-06-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Man Is Not Alone is a profound, beautifully written examination of the ingredients of piety: how man senses God's presence, explores it, accepts it, and builds life upon it. Abraham Joshua Heschel's philosophy of religion is not a philosophy of doctrine or the interpretation of a dogma. He erects his carefully built structure of thought upon foundations which are universally valid but almost generally ignored. It was Man Is Not Alone which led Reinhold Niebuhr accurately to predict that Heschel would "become a commanding and authoritative voice not only in the Jewish community but in the religious life of America." With its companion volume, God in Search of Man, it is revered as a classic of modern theology.

Thunder in the Soul

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ISBN : 9780874863529
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Rating Book: 4.6/5 (863 users)

Download or read book Thunder in the Soul written by Abraham Joshua Heschel and published by . This book was released on 2021-03 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Abraham Joshua Heschel, descended from a long line of Orthodox rabbis, fled Europe to escape the Nazis. He made the insights of traditional Jewish spirituality come alive for American Jews while speaking out boldly against war and racial injustice"--

God in Search of Man

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ISBN : 1429967625
Pages : 437 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (429 users)

Download or read book God in Search of Man written by Abraham Joshua Heschel and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 1976-06-01 with total page 437 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most revered religious leaders of the 20th century, and God in Search of Man and its companion volume, Man Is Not Alone, two of his most important books, are classics of modern Jewish theology. God in Search of Man combines scholarship with lucidity, reverence, and compassion as Dr. Heschel discusses not man's search for God but God's for man--the notion of a Chosen People, an idea which, he writes, "signifies not a quality inherent in the people but a relationship between the people and God." It is an extraordinary description of the nature of Biblical thought, and how that thought becomes faith.

American Religious Leaders

Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN : 1438108060
Pages : 449 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

Download or read book American Religious Leaders written by Timothy L. Hall and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides biographical information on more than 270 individuals important to the religious community, having dedicated their lives to religious teaching in various forms, such as evangelism, founding schools and debating the relationship between church and state.

Abraham Joshua Heschel--Philosopher of Wonder

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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ISBN : 1620322064
Pages : 124 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (62 users)

Download or read book Abraham Joshua Heschel--Philosopher of Wonder written by Maurice Friedman and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2012-11-05 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most studies of Abraham Joshua Heschel approach him as a theologian, whereas this book peers behind the theologian and honors Heschel as the original philosopher that he was. So it unearths Heschel's epistemology, his aesthetic, and his social philosophy, all reinforced by the thirty years of friendship and dialogue that Maurice Friedman shared with him. This book raises significantly critical questions concerning Heschel's philosophy of Judaism while remaining greatly appreciative of the sweep and command of his philosophy that Friedman believes were not sufficiently worked through.

Exile and Restoration in Jewish Thought

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1441118276
Pages : 182 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (441 users)

Download or read book Exile and Restoration in Jewish Thought written by Ralph Keen and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2011-10-20 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exile and Restoration in Jewish Thought presents the history of an idea originating at the intersection of Judaic piety and the social history of the Jews: faith in a protective sovereign deity amid contrary conditions. Exiled primordially (Eden), during the Patriarchal era, in the sixth century bce, and from the first century to the twentieth, the Jewish experience of alienation has been the historical backdrop against which affirmations of divine benevolence have been constructed. While histories of Jewish thought have tended to accentuate the speculative creativity of medieval and modern Jewish philosophers, the intellectual tradition can come into focus only with attention to these thinkers' understanding of diaspora and persecution. Ralph Keen describes the distinguishing feature of Jewish thought as a religious hermeneutic in which the primitive promise made to Abraham is preserved not just as a pious memory but as a certain hope for eventual restoration. Intended for readers with some familiarity with the history of philosophy, this book offers the historical context necessary for understanding the distinctively Judaic character of this tradition of thought, and elucidates the role of religious experience in the long process of negotiating between adversity and expectation.

Interfaith Activism

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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ISBN : 1498224792
Pages : 132 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (498 users)

Download or read book Interfaith Activism written by Harold Kasimow and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2015-11-04 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Abraham Joshua Heschel was the towering religious figure of American Jewry in the twentieth century. In Interfaith Activism, Harold Kasimow, who is known for his work on Heschel and on interfaith dialogue between Jews and members of other faiths, presents a selection of his essays on Heschel's thought. Topics include Heschel's perspective on the different religious traditions, Heschel's three pathways to God, his deep friendship with Maurice Friedman and Martin Luther King Jr., and his surprising affinity to the great Hindu Vedantist Swami Vivekananda and to Pope Francis. A new essay examines Heschel's struggle with the Holocaust. Since the late 1950s, when Kasimow was Heschel's student, he has wrestled with Heschel's claim that "in this eon, diversity of religions is the will of God" and Heschel's belief that there must be dialogue "between the river Jordan and the River Ganges."

Seeing What Is Sacred

Publisher : Thomas Nelson
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ISBN : 1418525626
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (418 users)

Download or read book Seeing What Is Sacred written by Ken Gire and published by Thomas Nelson. This book was released on 2006-05-08 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Around us, there are hints that there is a way of life vastly richer and deeper than all this hurried existence, a life unhurried serenity and peace and power. A life where we see all that is sacred. It seems the more we pack into our lives, the less we experience of our lives. We've become modern-day Marthas, busy, distracted, and empty, instead of like her sister Mary, calm, focused, and fulfilled. How do we, like Mary, create "pauses" in our days and weeks to hear what the Savior has to say to us? How do we make time for the things that ultimately matter? How can we become more spiritually sensitive to the everyday moments of life? In Seeing What Is Sacred (formerly titled The Reflective Life), acclaimed writer Ken Gire unlocks the door to change by introducing us not to a trendy new method, but to a centuries-old tradition of seeing the sacred in the everyday through reflective living. In this momentous work, readers will: Discover this rich heritage that stretches from David, Solomon, and Jesus himself to Augustine, Brother Lawrence and Mother Teresa. Learn "habits of the heart" that deepen their intimacy with Christ through Scripture, meditation, and prayer Cultivate a spiritual sensitivity that allows them to see God at work in all of life's moments

Maven in Blue Jeans

Publisher : Purdue University Press
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ISBN : 1557535213
Pages : 513 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (557 users)

Download or read book Maven in Blue Jeans written by Steven L. Jacobs and published by Purdue University Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 513 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of academic essays have been written in tribute to Professor Zev Garber, and are divided to reflect the areas in which Professor Garber has devoted his teaching and writing energies: the Holocaust, Jewish-Christian relations, philosophy and theology, history and biblical interpretation.

Plantingian Religious Epistemology and World Religions

Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN : 1498552943
Pages : 332 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (498 users)

Download or read book Plantingian Religious Epistemology and World Religions written by Erik Baldwin and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2018-11-29 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Baldwin and McNabb explore how non-Christian religious traditions can utilize Plantinga’s epistemology. This book pays particular attention to the question, if there are believers from differing religious traditions that can rightfully utilize his epistemology, does this somehow prevent a Plantingian’s creedal-specific belief from being warranted?

Middle East and North Africa

Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 9004444971
Pages : 360 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (4 users)

Download or read book Middle East and North Africa written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-02-01 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Middle East and North Africa: Climate, Culture, and Conflicts – too hot to handle? The volume offers an account of ideas, historical case studies and current debates on climate change and its consequences from perspectives of eco-theology, archeology, history, geography, political science and technology.

Witnesses to the One

Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
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ISBN : 1580233090
Pages : 140 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (58 users)

Download or read book Witnesses to the One written by Joseph B. Meszler and published by Jewish Lights Publishing. This book was released on 2006 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A deeply personal exploration of Judaism's most sacred statement. Delve into the spiritual history of the Sh'ma and claim your own personal meaning in these enduring words. Traces the Sh ma through the ages and in the lives of Jewish historical figures."

Giving Beyond the Gift

Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
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ISBN : 0823255727
Pages : 576 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (823 users)

Download or read book Giving Beyond the Gift written by Elliot R. Wolfson and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2014-02-03 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the co-dependency of monotheism and idolatry by examining the thought of several prominent twentieth-century Jewish philosophers—Cohen, Buber, Rosenzweig, and Levinas. While all of these thinkers were keenly aware of the pitfalls of scriptural theism, to differing degrees they each succumbed to the temptation to personify transcendence, even as they tried either to circumvent or to restrain it by apophatically purging kataphatic descriptions of the deity. Derrida and Wyschogrod, by contrast, carried the project of denegation one step further, embarking on a path that culminated in the aporetic suspension of belief and the consequent removal of all images from God, a move that seriously compromises the viability of devotional piety. The inquiry into apophasis, transcendence, and immanence in these Jewish thinkers is symptomatic of a larger question. Recent attempts to harness the apophatic tradition to construct a viable postmodern negative theology, a religion without religion, are not radical enough. Not only are these philosophies of transcendence guilty of a turn to theology that defies the phenomenological presupposition of an immanent phenomenality, but they fall short on their own terms, inasmuch as they persist in employing metaphorical language that personalizes transcendence and thereby runs the risk of undermining the irreducible alterity and invisibility attributed to the transcendent other. The logic of apophasis, if permitted to run its course fully, would exceed the need to posit some form of transcendence that is not ultimately a facet of immanence. Apophatic theologies, accordingly, must be supplanted by a more far-reaching apophasis that surpasses the theolatrous impulse lying coiled at the crux of theism, an apophasis of apophasis, based on accepting an absolute nothingness—to be distinguished from the nothingness of an absolute—that does not signify the unknowable One but rather the manifold that is the pleromatic abyss at being’s core. Hence, the much-celebrated metaphor of the gift must give way to the more neutral and less theologically charged notion of an unconditional givenness in which the distinction between giver and given collapses. To think givenness in its most elemental, phenomenological sense is to allow the apparent to appear as given without presuming a causal agency that would turn that given into a gift.

Dictionary of American Religious Biography

Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 0313278253
Pages : 686 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Dictionary of American Religious Biography written by Henry Warner Bowden and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1993 with total page 686 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first edition of this award-winning reference, published in 1977, contained 425 biographical profiles of the most significant American religious leaders. Bowden has added profiles for 125 additional figures, and the earlier sketches have been revised and updated. Each profile contains a capsule summary of the figure's life, followed by a discussion of the historical context of the figure's contribution and a bibliography of works by and about the individual. Appendices categorize the figures by religious denomination and place of birth. The dictionary contains entries for individuals who died before July 1, 1992, and reflects America's cultural and religious diversity.

Religious Leadership

Publisher : SAGE Publications
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ISBN : 1452276129
Pages : 824 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (452 users)

Download or read book Religious Leadership written by Sharon Henderson Callahan and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2013-05-20 with total page 824 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 2-volume set within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership tackles issues relevant to leadership in the realm of religion. It explores such themes as the contexts in which religious leaders move, leadership in communities of faith, leadership as taught in theological education and training, religious leadership impacting social change and social justice, and more. Topics are examined from multiple perspectives, traditions, and faiths. Features & Benefits: By focusing on key topics with 100 brief chapters, we provide students with more depth than typically found in encyclopedia entries but with less jargon or density than the typical journal article or research handbook chapter. Signed chapters are written in language and style that is broadly accessible. Each chapter is followed by a brief bibliography and further readings to guide students to sources for more in-depth exploration in their research journeys. A detailed index, cross-references between chapters, and an online version enhance accessibility for today's student audience.

Waiting on Grace

Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN : 0198842198
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (198 users)

Download or read book Waiting on Grace written by Michael Barnes and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020-02 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whereas much theology of religions regards 'the other' as a problem to be solved, this book begins with a Church called to witness to its faith in a multicultural world by practising a generous yet risky hospitality. A theology of dialogue takes its rise from the Christian experience of being-in-dialogue. Taking its rise from the biblical narrative of encounter, call and response, such a theology cannot be fully understood without reference to the matrix of faith that Christians share in complex ways with the Jewish people. The contemporary experience of the Shoah, the dominating religious event of the 20th Century, has complexified that relationship and left an indelible mark on the religious sensibility of both Jews and Christians. Engaging with a range of thinkers, from Heschel, Levinas and Edith Stein who were all deeply affected by the Shoah, to Metz, Panikkar and Rowan Williams, who are always pressing the limits of what can and cannot be said with integrity about the self-revealing Word of God, this book shows how Judaism is a necessary, if not sufficient, source of Christian self-understanding. What is commended by this foundational engagement is a hope-filled 'waiting on grace' made possible by virtues of empathy and patience. A theology of dialogue focuses not on metaphysical abstractions but on biblical forms of thought about God's presence to human beings which Christians share with Jews and, under the continuing guidance of the Spirit of Christ, learn to adapt to a whole range of contested cultural and political contexts.

An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thinkers

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 9780742546073
Pages : 237 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (546 users)

Download or read book An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thinkers written by Alan T. Levenson and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2006 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Highlighting well-known Jewish thinkers from a very wide spectrum of opinion, the author addresses a range of issues, including: What makes a thinker Jewish? What makes modern Jewish thought modern? How have secular Jews integrated Jewish traditional thought with agnosticism? What do Orthodox thinkers have to teach non-Orthodox Jews and vice versa? Each chapter includes a short, judiciously chosen selection from the given author, along with questions to guide the reader through the material. Short biographical essays at the end of each chapter offer the reader recommendations for further readings and provide the low-down on which books are worth the reader's while. Introduction to Modern Jewish Thinkers represents a decade of the author's experience teaching students ranging from undergraduate age to their seventies. This is an ideal textbook for undergraduate classes.