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Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays

Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays
Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
ISBN 13: 9780374524951
ISBN 10: 374524955
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 1997-05-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
List Price: $18.00

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.

Library Journal

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 theologian but also an activist in civil rights and antiwar causes. Although best known until now for such influential books as Man Is Not Alone, God in Search of Man, and Man's Quest for God, all written in the 1950s, Heschel also wrote theological essays and popular articles on social and political issues. In clear but dense prose, the theological essays celebrate the religious culture of pre-World War II Eastern European Jews, stressing the spiritual and mystical dimensions. Recommended for academic libraries with Judaica and theology collections.-Harry Frumerman, formerly with Hunter Coll., New York