Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Prayer and Abraham Joshua Heschel

Over the weekend, we went to a thrift store; it's one of the few outings we've done in the last 4 months. As always, I browsed the books while Debbie looked at clothing. I rarely find anything, but this time I found a real gem: Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays, by Abraham Joshua Heschel, edited by his daughter, Susannah Heschel. It's a collection of his essays and begins with a biographical introduction by his daughter. Here's a nice little snippet to start us out:
He used to say in his lectures, "Just as you cannot study philosophy through praying, you cannot study prayer through philosophizing."—Susannah Heschel in Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays, xxi

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