Towards a Hermeneutics of Empathy

Joseph Redfield Palmisano

in Beyond the Walls

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199925025
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980451 | DOI:


Towards a Hermeneutics of Empathy

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The book moves deeper into Heschel's oeuvre through a consideration of Heschel's metaphysical commitments and phenomenology on subjectivity. Heschel's approach to the receptivity of, and givenness to, the Other allows us to both “situate” Heschel's own argument on subjectivity while moving us towards a critical reflection on Heschel's predominant thesis: the prophetic witness becomes the object of God's concern, and the object—God—who is more than being-qua-being, becomes the Subject.

Keywords: God the Subject; Man the Object; Man is Not Alone; metaphysics; mystery; Rahner; Vorgriff

Chapter.  6457 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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