Jewish Values: Abraham Joshua Heschel: Man of Spirit, Man of Action
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An overview of the life of one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of modern times, this brief biography covers Rabbi Heschel from birth to death, 1907-1972. While avoiding an in-depth discussion of Heschel's philosophy and major writings, the author mentions his theory of "radical amazement" and his belief that nature is a pathway to the Divine. His impassioned activism on behalf of civil rights and his involvement with Vatican II concerning Jewish issues are also explored. A good introduction that includes a foreword by Heschel's daughter, a glossary, a chronology of his life, an index, and photographs.
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