God in Search of Man by Abraham Joshua Heschel
A Philosophy of Judaism

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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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Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-72) was internationally known as a scholar, author, activist, and theologian. He was Professor of Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Published June 1, 1976 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 465 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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In 1951, when the first volume of Abraham Heschel's philosophy of religion, Man Is Not Alone, was published, Reinhold Niebuhr predicted that its author would soon become a commanding and authoritative voice not only in the Jewish community, but in the religious life of America.

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Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907 - 1972) uses Abraham as a backdrop for his thoughts about the mystery of God and the relational encounter between human beings and the Divine.

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Whereas "Man Is Not Alone" covers the problem of God and the problem of living, "God in Search of Man" is much more comprehensive in its assessment of the partnership between God and human beings.

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