By Maurice S. Friedman

such a lot reports of Abraham Joshua Heschel procedure him as a theologian, while this ebook friends at the back of the theologian and honors Heschel because the unique thinker that he used to be. So it finds Heschel’s epistemology, his aesthetic, and his social philosophy, all strengthened by means of the thirty years of friendship and discussion that Maurice Friedman shared with him.

This e-book increases considerably severe questions relating Heschel’s philosophy of Judaism whereas closing tremendously appreciative of the sweep and command of his philosophy that Friedman believes weren't sufficiently labored through.

“In Abraham Joshua Heschel, Maurice Friedman, the disciple and most well known interpreter of Martin Buber, has given us a lucid and deeply own account of his specific friendship with Abraham Heschel, the main inventive Jewish philosopher of the 20th century. Friedman’s love for Heschel will be obvious through the e-book even though those philosophers held diversified perspectives on faith and Judaism. Friedman is helping us comprehend why Heschel is taken into account by way of many to be the Jewish saint of his generation.”
—Harold Kasimow, Professor Emeritus of spiritual reports, Grinnell College

“Few people get to adventure a significant dating with a very good non secular instructor, resembling Friedman did with Heschel. i discovered this e-book to supply splendidly wealthy insights into Heschel’s lived knowledge and ethical grandeur. Abraham Joshua Heschel presents an evocative account of the dialogical interactions among those extraordinary thinkers.”
—Kenneth P. Kramer, Professor Emeritus of Comparative non secular experiences, San Jose nation University

“Maurice Friedman provides us a stunning, inspiring portrait of his dating with my father over the process many many years. His publication is a wonderful advent to my father’s lifestyles and inspiration and is stuffed with love and admiration.”
—Susannah Heschel, Professor of Jewish reviews, Dartmouth College

Maurice S. Friedman was once Professor Emeritus of faith, Philosophy, and Comparative Literature at San Diego country collage. he's the writer or editor of over fifty books, together with a translation of Martin Buber’s Hasidism and sleek guy (2005) and Abraham Joshua Heschel & Elie Wiesel, you're My Witnesses (1987).

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