A Passion for Truth

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jan 1, 1973 - Religion - 360 pages
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In A Passion For Truth, Heschel delves into the exploration of hope and despair in Hasidism. Heschel drew on his own experiences from his study of the Kotzker and the Baal Shem Tov to create this classic work.

 

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A Passion for Truth (A Jewish Lights Classic Reprint)

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LJ's reviewer asserted that at the time of its publication this was "probably the best book on Hasidism to appear in the English language." Though it is not for the casual reader, those who undertake ... Read full review

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If you love the Jewish way of relishing life and the divine which must be recognized and cherished every day, you will love this book. Read full review

Contents

Title Page
The Affinity of Strangers
Kierkegaards
Pitfalls in the Soul
Subjectivity
To Face the Unconditional
A Matter of the Will
Defiance of the Self
PART IV
No Reconciliation with the World
The Kotzkers Withdrawal
To Exalt the Heavens
Submission?
One Foot in Heaven the Other in Hell
Books by Abraham Joshua Heschel
Index of References

In Praise of Strict Justice
In Search of the

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Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-72) 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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