The Sabbath (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Aug 17, 2005 - Religion - 118 pages
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Elegant, passionate, and filled with the love of God's creation, Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath has been hailed as a classic of Jewish spirituality ever since its original publication--and has been read by thousands of people seeking meaning in modern life. In this brief yet profound meditation on the meaning of the Seventh Day, Heschel, one of the most widely respected religious leaders of the twentieth century, introduced the influential idea of an 'architecture of holiness" that appears not in space but in time. Judaism, he argues, is a religion of time: it finds meaning not in space and the materials things that fill it but in time and the eternity that imbues it, so that 'the Sabbaths are our greatcatherdrals.'

  

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For starters, Heschel is an amazing writer. - Goodreads
I loved this book right from the introduction. - Goodreads
Heschel's insight into the Sabbath is profound. - Goodreads
Heschel's poetic prose describes Shabbat like no other. - Goodreads

Review: The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man

User Review  - Joel Wentz - Goodreads

This is a classic for a reason, or rather, for many reasons. Rabbi Heschel's reflection on Sabbath-keeping is poetic, philosophical, and mystical. Even the act of reading it is a peaceful, meditative ... Read full review

Review: The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man

User Review  - Rey - Goodreads

I'm not one for religious readings generally, but I really enjoyed this. I read one chapter each sabbath, which gave me time to savor and debate the reading. Some chapters I completely disagreed with ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
Prologue
A Palace in Time
Beyond Civilization
The Splendor of Space
Only Heaven and Nothing Else?
Eternity Utters a
Intuitions of Eternity
Thou Shalt Covet
Books by Abraham Joshua Heschel
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About the author (2005)

Abraham Joshua Heschel was internationally known as a scholar, author, activist, and theologian. He was Professor of Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

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