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Abraham Heschel and the Phenomenon of Piety

Britton, Joseph Harp

Editore: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015
ISBN 10: 0567663116 / ISBN 13: 9780567663115
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Titolo: Abraham Heschel and the Phenomenon of Piety

Casa editrice: Bloomsbury T&T Clark

Data di pubblicazione: 2015

Legatura: Soft cover

Condizione libro: Used


This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This lucid, meditative study provides the key to Heschel's biblical thinking and develops substantial comparisons with Christian thinkers from Augustine, through Kant, Schleiermacher, Scheler, Heidegger, as well as Rowan Williams and postmodern theologians. The careful analyses of Dilthey and Levinas are especially welcome. Britton interprets the full range of Heschel's works and the critical literature with both sympathy and critical candor. This book is indispensable to grasp Heschel's phenomenology of piety which combines mysticism and ethics in a relational theology. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_0567663116

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Piety is often regarded with a pejorative bias: a "pious" person is thought to be overly religious, supercilious even. Yet historically the concept of piety has played an important role in Christian theology and practice. For Abraham Heschel, piety describes the contours of a life compatible with God's presence. While much has been made of Heschel's concept of pathos, relatively little attention has been given to the pivotal role of piety in his thought, with the result that the larger methodological implications of his work for both Jewish and Christian theology have been overlooked.

Grounding Heschel's work in Husserl, Dilthey, Schiller and Heidegger, the book explores his phenomenological method of "penetrating the consciousness of the pious person in order to perceive the divine reality behind it." The book goes on to consider the significance of Heschel's methodology in view of the theocentric ethics of Gustafson and Hauerwas and the post-modern context reflected in the works of Levinas, Vattimo, Marion and the Radical Orthodoxy movement.

Descrizione del libro: This book examines the ontological, ethical and spiritual implications of Abraham Heschel's theological methodology, drawing on piety as a primary datum for theological inquiry.

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