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By Shai Held

Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) used to be a prolific pupil, impassioned theologian, and popular activist who participated within the black civil rights circulation and the crusade opposed to the Vietnam warfare. He has been hailed as a hero, commemorated as a visionary, and ceaselessly quoted as a devotional author. during this sympathetic, but severe, exam, Shai Held elicits the overarching subject matters and solidarity of Heschel’s incisive and insightful proposal. concentrating on the assumption of transcendence—or the move from self-centeredness to God-centeredness—Held places Heschel into discussion with modern Jewish thinkers, Christian theologians, devotional writers, and philosophers of religion.

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