Abraham Joshua Heschel's Thesis on the Unity of Jewish Theology
Kimelman, Reuven, Tikkun
WHILE MUCH HAS BEEN SAID OF ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL'S RELIGIOUS genius and moral courage, more needs to be said about his intellectual audacity. He claims to have traced the continuum of Jewish religious consciousness from the Biblical and Rabbinic periods through the Kabbalistic and Hasidic ones. Heschel argued that these periods are unified by the theme of God's concern for humanity. The different expressions of Judaism are not mutually exclusive, but rather moments in the dialectic ofTiumanitys encounter with God. Where others saw dichotomies, he saw polarities. Our inclination to understand Judaism or to approach the divine through only one of the poles leaves us, according to Heschel, …
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Publication information: Article title: Abraham Joshua Heschel's Thesis on the Unity of Jewish Theology. Contributors: Kimelman, Reuven - Author. Magazine title: Tikkun. Volume: 24. Issue: 6 Publication date: November/December 2009. Page number: 48+. © 2002 Tikkun. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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