- Paperback: 215 pages
- Publisher: Fordham University Press; 1 edition (January 1, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 082321236X
- ISBN-13: 978-0823212361
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,078,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Human and the Holy: The Spirituality of Abraham Joshua Heschel 1st Edition
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Moore (Fordham University) has given us a helpful introduction to the theological work of Abraham Joshua Heschel. Concentrating on Heschel's religious anthropology, he exposes the main issues relevant to understanding Heschel's profound belief that in human experience one finds authentic marks of transcendence and holiness. Moore's work is careful, informed, and intelligent and ranges across the entire spectrum of Heschel's rich and diverse output. His discussion of Heschel's rabbinic writings and his writings on Hasidism are particularly interesting, given the fact that Moore is a Jesuit. What these latter chapters lack in technical expertise they make up for in a deep and genuine sympathy, a real desire to understand and to create understanding between Judaism and Christianity--an issue Heschel himself was thoroughly involved in and committed to. Thus this book well serves its purpose: to make Heschel's geniuns more widely known, especially to non-Jews. Appropriate for undergraduate libraries. (―Choice)
About the Author
Donald J. Moore, S.J., is a founding member of the Rainbow Group, an organization of theologians in the New York area who are engaged in Jewish-Christian dialogue.