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The Jewish Theology of Abraham Joshua Heschel as a Challenge for Catholic Theology

Stanisłlaw Obirek

in Friends on the Way

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780823228119
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236985 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823228119.003.0006

Series: Abrahamic Dialogues

The Jewish Theology of Abraham Joshua Heschel as a Challenge for Catholic Theology

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This chapter discusses the theological beliefs of Jewish Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. It suggests that reading Heschel's writings is like coming back to the common Jewish and Christian heritage, and that to read Heschel is to allow his thought to penetrate the deepest recesses of one's heart. This chapter clarifies some misconceptions and misinterpretations that consider Heschel's as a challenge for Catholic theology. Even today, Heschel's legacy in Poland is still very vivid, particularly among Polish Jews.

Keywords: Abraham Joshua Heschel; Jewish rabbi; Catholic theology; Poland; Christian heritage

Chapter.  4116 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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