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God in Search of Man
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. / 1955 / Paperback
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(PUBFarrar, Straus & Giroux)"Remains the most elegant Jewish theology available. A brilliant thinker and gifted wordsmith, Heschel was strong on God, religious experience, history, and Torah, but weak on Israel. Open the book at random and start reading on any page,"---Shocken Guide to Jewish Books. 436 pages, softcover.
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.
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.
"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
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