God in Search of Man: a Philosophy of Judaism

God in Search of Man: a Philosophy of Judaism


By (author) Abraham Joshua Heschel

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  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 206mm x 33mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 30 September 1997
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0374513317
  • ISBN 13: 9780374513313
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 98,597

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Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most revered religious leaders of the 20th century, and "God in Search of Man "and its companion volume," Man Is Not Alone," two of his most important books, are classics of modern Jewish theology. "God in Search of Man" combines scholarship with lucidity, reverence, and compassion as Dr. Heschel discusses not man's search for God but God's for man--the notion of a Chosen People, an idea which, he writes, "signifies not a quality inherent in the people but a relationship between the people and God." It is an extraordinary description of the nature of Biblical thought, and how that thought becomes faith.

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Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-72) was internationally known as a scholar, author, activist, and theologian. he was Professor of Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

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"One of the most compelling books about being human that has been written in this century." --"The Boston Globe" "Prose that sings and soars in the warm, intuitive tradition of the great 18th-century Hasidic leaders from whom [Heschel] is descended . . . "God in Search of Man" is subtitled 'A Philosophy of Judaism, ' but it speaks to all those for whom the Bible is a holy book." --"Time"