As Refracted Through the Generations New edition
By (author) Abraham Joshua Heschel
Edited by Gordon Tucker
Translated by Gordon Tucker
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Heavenly Torah by Abraham Joshua Heschel
Book DescriptionKnown most widely for his role in the civil rights and peace movements of the 1960s, Abraham Joshua Heschel made major scholarly contributions to the fields of biblical studies, rabbinics, medieval Jewish philosophy, Hasidism, and mysticism. Yet, his most ambitious scholarly achievement, his three-volume study of Rabbinic Judaism, is only now appearing in English. Heschel's great insight is that the world of rabbinic thought can be divided into two types or schools, those of Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Ishmael, and that the historic disputes between the two are based on fundamental differences over the nature of revelation and religion. Furthermore, this disagreement constitutes a basic and necessary ongoing polarity within Judaism between immanence and transcendence, mysticism and rationalism, neo-Platonism and Aristotelianism. Heschel then goes on to show how these two fundamental theologies of revelation may be used to interpret a great number of topics central to Judaism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826418920
(235mm x 155mm x 46mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Abraham Joshua Heschel
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A classic study of religion and God's relationship with his people.
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Contains 66 poems, in English and Yiddish on facing pages, which were written between 1927 and 1933.
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Author Biography - Abraham Joshua Heschel
Gordon Tucker is senior rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY, and adjunct assistant professor of Jewish philosophy at Jewish Theological Center, New York. He is the editor and translator of Heavenly Torah as Refracted through the Generations by Abraham Joshua Heschel.
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