God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism Paperback – 5 Mar 2009
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"It speaks to all those for whom the Bible is a holy book." --'Time'
"One of the most compelling books about being human that has been written." --'Boston Globe'
About the Author
Abraham Joshua Heschel is considered the greatest theologian of the tewntieth-century, as well as being one of the most significant leaders in the USA. he played an important role in the US Civil Rights Movement, as well as being the Jewish representative to vatical Council II. Born in 1907 in Warsaw.
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In GOD IN SEARCH OF MAN, the author formulates a method of "depth theology" which endeavours to rediscover the questions to which religion is an answer, to employ "situational thinking" rather than concepts, to challenge philosophy and not merely serve as an object for its examination.
Speculation is a question *about* God; religion, a question *from* God. Hence the former is impersonal and general; the latter related to the person and what God asks of him. At stake in the problem of God is the problem of man - his spiritual meaning and relevance.
"Indifference to the sublime wonder of living is the root of sin," writes Heschel. Awe precedes faith and is the root of it, for it is "an intuition for the creaturely dignity of all things and their preciousness to God."
Heschel also quotes from classic rabbinic literature: "Pious men of all nations have a share in the world to come, and are promised the reward of eternal life. I call heaven and earth to witness that the Holy Spirit rests upon each person, Jew or gentile, man or woman, master or slave, in consonance with his deeds."
He then states that God's voice speaks in many languages, communicating itself in a diversity of intuitions: "The word of God never comes to an end. No word is God's last word."
And Abraham Joshua Heschel's words are surely beautiful, his writing lyrical and persuasive. This book is a book to dip into, to return to time and again for inspiration and insight. In fact, just like all his other books (cf.Read more ›
As a Christian I feel that I've learned a whole lot more about the Jewish faith from which Christ came and also about how I understand my personal relationship with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.