Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays

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Macmillan, May 16, 1997 - Religion - 464 pages
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This first collection of Heschel's essays - compiled, edited and with an introduction by his daughter Susannah Heschel, is a stunning reminder of the virtuosity of one of the most well respected minds in Judaic studies.

 

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Susannah Heschel has compiled, edited, and written a biographical introduction to this first collection of the essays of her father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-72), a noted scholar and ... Read full review

Contents

What Is It?
3
The Moment at Sinai
12
Existence and Celebration
18
Hasidism as a New Approach to Torah
33
Israel as Memory
40
A Time for Renewal
47
To Save a Soul
54
The Meaning of Repentance
68
The Reasons for My Involvement in the Peace Movement
224
A Prayer for Peace
230
Choose Life
251
On Prayer
257
The God of Israel and Christian Renewal
268
What Ecumenism Is
286
Reinhold Niebuhr
301
The Holy Dimension
318

No Time for Neutrality
75
The Spirit of Jewish Prayer
100
Toward an Understanding of Halacha
127
Yom Kippur
146
Jewish Theology
154
The Mystical Element in Judaism
164
A Preface to an Understanding of Revelation
185
God Torah and Israel
191
The Meaning of This War World War II
209
The Moral Dilemma of the Space Age
216
Faith
328
Prayer
340
The Biblical View of Reality
354
Death as Homecoming
366
Interview at Notre Dame
381
Carl Sterns Interview with Dr Heschel
395
Nofes
413
Sources
423
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Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-72), one of the foremost Jewish savants of our time, was internationally known as scholar, author, activist, and theologian.

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