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Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity
Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity
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Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
Format: Softcover

Product Code: 16945

Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the great spiritual minds of our time, lectured and published widely. Arriving in the United States in flight from the brutalities of Nazi Germany, he never forgot that the search for the divine, and for spirituality itself, is inseparable from the search for a just society. As a revered and beloved teacher, he impressed on his students (first at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, then during his many years as Professor of Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America) the spiritual imperatives of prayer, of ecumenism, and of social decency.

This first collection of his essaysócompiled, edited, and with an introduction by his daughter, Susannah Heschel, Abba Hillel Silver Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Case Western Reserve University in Clevelandóis arranged in five groups: Existence and Celebration", "No Time for Neutrality," "Toward a Just Society," "No Religion Is an Island," and "The Holy Dimension." Among the notable pieces in this sweeping and essential collection are a tribute to Reinhold Niebuhr and a discussion of the moral theologian Bernard Haring. An appendix offers a written transcript of Carl Stern's famous television interview with Heschel, recorded shortly before his death.

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