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Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972

Edward K. Kaplan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115406
eISBN:
9780300137699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115406.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Born in Warsaw, raised in a Hasidic community, and reaching maturity in secular Jewish Vilna and cosmopolitan Berlin, Abraham Joshua Heschel escaped Nazism and immigrated to the United States in ... More


 Affirming the Other's Theology: How Far Can Jews and Christians Go?

Michael S. Kogan

in Opening the Covenant: A Jewish Theology of Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195112597
eISBN:
9780199872275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112597.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the question: how far can Jews and Christians go in affirming the faith of the other? It presents a reassessment of Christianity by modern Jewish theologians: Franz Rosenzweig, ... More


Abraham Joshua Heschel in Poland: Hasidism Enters Modernity

Edward K. Kaplan

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at Abraham Joshua Heschel. Abraham Joshua Heschel emigrated to the United States in 1940, but his first thirty-three years in Europe made him the religious philosopher, biblical ... More


The Jewish Theology of Abraham Joshua Heschel as a Challenge for Catholic Theology

Stanisłlaw Obirek

in Friends on the Way: Jesuits Encounter Contemporary Judaism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228119
eISBN:
9780823236985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228119.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the theological beliefs of Jewish Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. It suggests that reading Heschel's writings is like coming back to the common Jewish and Christian heritage, and ... More


Jewish Theology in Postwar America

Michael L. Morgan

in Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers the writings and interchanges of various Jewish theologians who wrote in America in the late 1940s, the 1950s, and the 1960s, who included existentialists, and Reform Jewish ... More


Beyond the Walls: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Edith Stein on the Significance of Empathy for Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Joseph Palmisano

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925025
eISBN:
9780199980451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925025.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Empathy is a way of re-membering oneself with the religious other that buttresses an interreligious unity-in-diversity. This book therefore proposes a way of strengthening the bonds of friendship and ... More


An Ignatian Perspective on Contemporary Jewish Spirituality

Donald Moore, S.J.

in Friends on the Way: Jesuits Encounter Contemporary Judaism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228119
eISBN:
9780823236985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228119.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses contemporary Jewish spirituality from an Ignatian perspective. It explains the influence of a March 1963 meeting in New York chaired by Abraham Joshua Heschel to the Second ... More


Words of Peace and Truth: A-Dieu, Levinas

Michael A. Signer

in The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas Between Jews and Christians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230150
eISBN:
9780823235711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230150.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter links some of the issues raised in the book's chapters to the writings that have been central to theologians engaged in the same enterprise. It firsts ... More


Holiness and Ethics

Alan L. Mittleman

in Does Judaism Condone Violence?: Holiness and Ethics in the Jewish Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174235
eISBN:
9780691184326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174235.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the connection between holiness and ethics or between holiness and goodness. Drawing on a theory of holiness in Judaism, it considers how holiness relates to other values, ... More


Introduction: Revisiting an Old Tale

John J. Thatamanil

in Circling the Elephant: A Comparative Theology of Religious Diversity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288526
eISBN:
9780823290314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288526.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter introduces, reformulates, and defends the old Indian allegory of the blind men and the elephant to argue that, despite critiques, it remains a valuable tool for thinking about religious ... More


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