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Title Abraham Joshua Heschel : mind, heart, soul / Edward K. Kaplan.
Author Kaplan, Edward K., 1942- author.
Publication Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society ; Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2019]
Copyright date ©2019
Description xxiii, 444 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call # B HESCHEL K
Series Jewish Publication Society series
Jewish Publication Society series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-435) and index.
Note Adapted from Abraham Joshua Heschel : prophetic witness / by Edward K. Kaplan and Samuel H. Dresner, and Spiritual radical : Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972 / by Edward K. Kaplan.
Summary A journey through the challenges and successes of Heschel’s emotional life: As a child he was enveloped in a Hasidic community of Warsaw, then went on to explore secular Jewish Vilna and cosmopolitan Berlin. He improvised solutions to procure his doctorate in Nazi-dominated Berlin, escaped the Nazis, and secured a rare visa to the United States. He articulated strikingly original interpretations of Jewish ideas. [He insisted on a personal and soulful relationship with the Creator, at odds with the theological outlook of some of his professorial colleagues]. His relationships spanned not only the Jewish denominational spectrum but also Catholic and Protestant faith communities. A militant voice for nonviolent social action, he marched with Martin Luther King Jr. (who became a close friend), expressed strong opposition to the Vietnam War (while the FBI compiled a file on him), and helped reverse long-standing antisemitic Catholic Church doctrine on Jews (participating in a secret meeting with Pope Paul VI during Vatican II).-- Jacket.
Contents Hasidic Warsaw (1907-1925) -- Vilna and Berlin (1925-1931) -- Prophetic inspiration and Hitler's rise (1929-1935) -- Symbolic or sacred religion (1935-1939) -- Struggling to escape (1938-1940) -- Becoming an American (1940-1945) -- Rescuing the American soul (1945-1951) -- Theological revolution (1952-1956) -- Biblical prophecy and current events (1956-1963) -- A sacred humanism (1963-1966) -- Apostle to the Gentiles (1961-1966) -- Human rights, Vietnam, and Israel (1965-1969) -- Summation of a life (1970-1972).
Subject Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972.
Rabbis -- United States -- Biography.
Jewish scholars -- Germany -- Biography.
Jewish scholars -- United States -- Biography.
Jewish Theological Seminary of America -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972. (OCoLC)fst00040538
Rabbis. (OCoLC)fst01086311
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Addl. Author Adaptation of (work) : Kaplan, Edward K., 1942- Abraham Joshua Heschel : prophetic witness.
Adaptation of (work) : Kaplan, Edward K., 1942- Spiritual radical : Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972.
Dresner, Samuel H.
ISBN 9780827614741 hardcover alkaline paper
0827614748 hardcover alkaline paper

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