Abraham Joshua Heschel--Philosopher of Wonder: Our Thirty-Year Friendship and Dialogue by Maurice S. Friedman, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Abraham Joshua Heschel--Philosopher of Wonder: Our Thirty-Year Friendship and Dialogue

Abraham Joshua Heschel--Philosopher of Wonder: Our Thirty-Year Friendship and Dialogue

by Maurice S. Friedman
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621894872
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
11/05/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
187 KB

Meet the Author

Maurice S. Friedman was Professor Emeritus of Religion, Philosophy, and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. He is the author or editor of over fifty books, including a translation of Martin Buber's Hasidism and Modern Man (2005) and Abraham Joshua Heschel & Elie Wiesel, You Are My Witnesses (1987).

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