Abraham Heschel And The Phenomenon Of Piety

Author: Joseph Harp Britton
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567651061
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Piety is often regarded with a pejorative bias: a "pious" person is thought to be overly religious, supercilious even. Yet historically the concept of piety has played an important role in Christian theology and practice. For Abraham Heschel, piety describes the contours of a life compatible with God's presence. While much has been made of Heschel's concept of pathos, relatively little attention has been given to the pivotal role of piety in his thought, with the result that the larger methodological implications of his work for both Jewish and Christian theology have been overlooked. Grounding Heschel's work in Husserl, Dilthey, Schiller and Heidegger, the book explores his phenomenological method of "penetrating the consciousness of the pious person in order to perceive the divine reality behind it." The book goes on to consider the significance of Heschel's methodology in view of the theocentric ethics of Gustafson and Hauerwas and the post-modern context reflected in the works of Levinas, Vattimo, Marion and the Radical Orthodoxy movement.
Abraham Heschel and the Phenomenon of Piety
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Joseph Harp Britton
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-19 - Publisher: A&C Black

Piety is often regarded with a pejorative bias: a "pious" person is thought to be overly religious, supercilious even. Yet historically the concept of piety has played an important role in Christian theology and practice. For Abraham Heschel, piety describes the contours of a life compatible with God's presence. While
Abraham Heschel and the Phenomenon of Piety
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Joseph Harp Britton
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-24 - Publisher: A&C Black

Piety is often regarded with a pejorative bias: a "pious" person is thought to be overly religious, supercilious even. Yet historically the concept of piety has played an important role in Christian theology and practice. For Abraham Heschel, piety describes the contours of a life compatible with God's presence. While
Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder
Language: en
Pages: 279
Authors: Michael Marmur
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder is the first book to demonstrate how Heschel's political, intellectual, and spiritual commitments were embedded in his reading of Jewish tradition.
The Seductiveness of Virtue
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: John J. Fitzgerald
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

John J. Fitzgerald addresses here one of life's enduring questions - how to achieve personal fulfillment and more specifically whether we can do so through ethical conduct. He focuses on two significant twentieth-century theologians - Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Pope John Paul II - seeing both as fitting dialogue
The Eclipse of Humanity
Language: en
Pages: 219
Authors: Lawrence Perlman
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-29 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

It has been widely assumed that Heschel's writings are poetic inspirations devoid of philosophical analysis and unresponsive to the evil of the Holocaust. Who Is Man? (1965) contains a detailed phenomenological analyis of man and being which is directed at the main work of Martin Heidegger found primarily in Being