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

II THE KOTZKER AND KIERKEGAARD
83
III THE POWER OF THE WILL
115
IV RADICALISM
147
V THE BATTLE FOR FAITH
181
VI PERSONALITY
199
VII RESIGNATION
223
VIII DIFFERENCES
237
IX THE KOTZKER AND JOB
261
X THE KOTZKER TODAY
305
Index
325
Index of References
335
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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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