Insecurity of Freedom

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Macmillan, Jan 1, 1963 - Philosophy - 324 pages
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Religion in a Free Society
3
The Patient as a Person
24
Children and Youth
39
Idols in the Temples
52
To Grow in Wisdom
70
Religion and Race
85
The White Man on Trial
101
Depth Theology
115
The Individual Jew and His Obligations
187
Israel and Diaspora
212
Jewish Education
223
The Vocation of the Cantor
242
Prayer as Discipline
254
Jews in the Soviet Union
262
A Declaration of Conscience
274
The Last Days of Maimonides
285

Confusion of Good and Evil
127
Sacred Image of Man
150
Protestant Renewal A Jewish View
168
The Ecumenical Movement
179

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About the author (1963)

Heschel received his doctorate at the Hochschule fur die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin but was deported to Poland by the Nazis in 1938. He went to London in 1940 and after the war accepted a professorship in ethics and mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Heschel articulated a depth theology, arguing that the divine-human encounter takes place at a deeper level than is attainable by the rational mind. Reaching out to skeptical Jews and seeking to make Judaism accessible and meaningful in the modern world, Heschel stressed the interdependence of God and humanity, and maintained that God recognizes and supports ethical human action and that humans express their faith through their actions. Heschel lived according to his word and played an active role in social change, including the civil rights movement.

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