Piety and Moral Consciousness: Contributions from the Mystical Realism of Abraham Joshua Heschel
Britton, Joseph, Anglican Theological Review
The pious man is alive to what is solemn in the simple, to what is sublime in the sensuous, but he is not aiming to penetrate into the sacred. Rather, he is striving to be himself penetrated and actuated by the sacred, eager to yield to its force, to identify hintself with every trend in the world which is toward the divine.... Piety is the realization and verification of the transcendent in human life....
Piety is a life compatible with God's presence.1
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) exerted a profound influence on the American religious scene from his post as professor of Jewish Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New …
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Publication information: Article title: Piety and Moral Consciousness: Contributions from the Mystical Realism of Abraham Joshua Heschel. Contributors: Britton, Joseph - Author. Journal title: Anglican Theological Review. Volume: 81. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 1999. Page number: 391+. © Anglican Theological Review, Inc. Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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