Spiritual radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Yale University Press,
Pub. Date:
c2007.
Language:
English
Description

Born in Warsaw, raised in a Hasidic community, and reaching maturity in secular Jewish Vilna and cosmopolitan Berlin, Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) escaped Nazism and immigrated to the United States in 1940. This lively and readable book tells the comprehensive story of his life and work in America, his politics and personality, and how he came to influence not only Jewish debate but also wider religious and cultural debates in the postwar decades.

A worthy sequel to his widely praised biography of Heschel’s early years, Edward Kaplan’s new volume draws on previously unseen archives, FBI files, interviews with people who knew Heschel, and analyses of his extensive writings. Kaplan explores Heschel’s shy and private side, his spiritual radicalism, and his vehement defense of the Hebrew prophets’ ideal of absolute integrity and truth in ethical and political life. Of special interest are Heschel’s interfaith activities, including a secret meeting with Pope Paul VI during Vatican II, his commitment to civil rights with Martin Luther King, Jr., his views on the state of Israel, and his opposition to the Vietnam War. A tireless challenger to spiritual and religious complacency, Heschel stands as a dramatically important witness.

More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780300137699
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID a18b2793-0c91-ebe5-0f51-f5e0e28e43bf
full_title spiritual radical abraham joshua heschel in america 1940 1972
author kaplan edward k
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:28AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1579501678984429568
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Kaplan, Edward K., 1942-
author-letter Kaplan, Edward K.,
author2 NetLibrary, Inc.
author2-role NetLibrary, Inc.
author_additional Edward K. Kaplan.
author_display Kaplan, Edward K
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
callnumber-a BM755.H34
callnumber-first B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
callnumber-subject BM - Judaism
days_since_added 3555
detailed_location_arlington EBSCOhost
display_description
econtent_protection_type_arlington external
econtent_source_arlington EBSCOhost
edition 1st ed.
format_arlington eBook
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington eBook
grouping_category book
id a18b2793-0c91-ebe5-0f51-f5e0e28e43bf
isbn 9780300137699
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b13035654||EBSCOhost|Online|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|EBSCOhost||http://www.netlibrary.com.library.access.arlingtonva.us/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=204422||Available Online||q||
itype_arlington eCollection
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_arlington Online
local_callnumber_exact_arlington Online
local_callnumber_left_arlington Online
local_days_since_added_arlington 3555
num_holdings 0
oclc (OCoLC)173817310
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
physical xiv, 530 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
popularity 0
primary_isbn 9780300137699
publishDate 2007
publishDateSort 2007
publisher Yale University Press,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b13035654|eBook|eBook|1st ed.|English|Yale University Press,|c2007.|xiv, 530 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b13035654||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||
table_of_contents Cincinnati : the war years -- Rescuing the American soul -- Spiritual radical -- Apostle to the Gentiles -- Final years.
target_audience Other
target_audience_full Other
title Spiritual radical Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972
title_display Spiritual radical Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972
title_full Spiritual radical [electronic resource] : Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972 / Edward K. Kaplan
title_short Spiritual radical
title_sort spiritual radical abraham joshua heschel in america, 1940-1972
title_sub Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972