TITLE

ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL AND THE CHALLENGE OF RELIGIOUS PLURALISM

AUTHOR(S)
Eisen, Arnold
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Modern Judaism: A Journal of Jewish Ideas & Experience;Feb2009, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the challenges on religious pluralism by Abraham Joshua Heschel as a believer and practitioner of Jewish religious tradition. The level of fear and trembling of humility and contrition are the most significant basis for meeting different religious traditions. It also points out that reason alone arrive to formulate the knowledge of God or proximity to God, and that faith is not a product of people's will but an enforced concern. Furthermore, teaching and creed, behavior and law, and the communal life bounded and directed by covenant and tradition are included in the religion. Heschel states that the ultimate truth is not capable of being full and adequately expressed in concept and words, yet it is about the situation that pertains between God and man.
ACCESSION #
39457622

 

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