TITLE

HESCHEL'S LEGACY FOR THE POLITICS OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

AUTHOR(S)
Lerner, Michael
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Modern Judaism: A Journal of Jewish Ideas & Experience;Feb2009, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the concepts of Abraham Joshua Heschel on social movement politics. According to the teachings of Heschel, there could be no real separation between service to God, spiritual life and transformation of the society. It notes that secular liberals were not convinced by Heschel on the need for the spiritual politics. It also says that a Heshel-inspired politics would assert that in every activity and thought of the people, they revise their view of rationality, productivity or efficiency. It also relates his essay on the concepts of political Left and religious Left.
ACCESSION #
39457625

 

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