Man Is Not Alone : A Philosophy of Religion, and God in Search of Man

Man Is Not Alone : A Philosophy of Religion, and God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism ($12.39 pb, $9.99 Kndl; $15.83 pb, $9.99 Kndl)

manAmazon: Man Is Not Alone is a profound, beautifully written examination of the ingredients of piety: how man senses God’s presence, explores it, accepts it, and builds life upon it. Abraham Joshua Heschel’s philosophy of religion is not a philosophy of doctrine or the interpretation of a dogma. He erects his carefully built structure of thought upon foundations which are universally valid but almost generally ignored. It was Man Is Not Alone which led Reinhold Niebuhr accurately to predict that Heschel would “become a commanding and authoritative voice not only in the Jewish community but in the religious life of America.” With its companion volume, God in Search of Man, it is revered as a classic of modern theology.

godinsearch[God in Search of Man] Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most revered religious leaders of the 20th century, and God in Search of Man and its companion volume, Man Is Not Alone, two of his most important books, are classics of modern Jewish theology.God in Search of Man combines scholarship with lucidity, reverence, and compassion as Dr. Heschel discusses not man’s search for God but God’s for man–the notion of a Chosen People, an idea which, he writes, “signifies not a quality inherent in the people but a relationship between the people and God.” It is an extraordinary description of the nature of Biblical thought, and how that thought becomes faith.

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