Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel

No Religion Is an Island " : A Pathway to the Interreligious Encounter Reading Abraham Heschel's prose is to experience the unity of form and content . Writing in an epigrammatic and often impressionistic style , his ability to create a ...

Author: Stanisław Krajewski

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447059206

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The book is devoted to the thought of one of the 20th century's most interesting philosophers of religion. Heschel, a traditional Polish Jew who became a modern thinker, was also an impressive prophet of interreligious dialogue. The book is the fruit of a scholarly conference held in 2007 at the University of Warsaw, in Heschel's native city, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Given the depth and scope of his thinking, the papers gathered in the volume will be of interest not only to philosophers, theologians, and scholars of Heschel, but also to those who know little about Heschel but are interested in the fundamental problems that appear at the borders between philosophy and theology, religion and modernity, Judaism and Christianity, and, more broadly, problems of interfaith relations and their future. Among the contributors to the volume there are many of the foremost Heschel scholars from the United States and Israel, as well as authors from Poland and other European countries. The authors believe that the infl uence of Heschel will continue to grow worldwide.
Categories: Religion

Seasons of the Mind

Seasons of the Mind

We feel in our very depths that our own religion gives us meaning and is a matter of our life and death . ... He emerged an hour later and this is what he wrote : “ No Religion Is an Island . ” No religion is an island ; there is no ...

Author: Bernard S. Raskas

Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing

ISBN: 0822542587

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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Rabbi Bernie Raskas has been living and teaching his faith for over 50 years. He offers witty, yet practical, commentary on life, faith, and spirituality.
Categories: Religion

Communication and the Global Landscape of Faith

Communication and the Global Landscape of Faith

In No Religion Is an Island: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Interreligious Dialogue. Edited By Harold Kasimow and Byron L. Sherwin, 151–162. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1991. Hattenhauer, Darryl. “The Rhetoric of Architecture: A Semiotic Approach ...

Author: Adrienne E. Hacker Daniels

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498515825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 434

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This edited collection examines how geography and space, two key constructs of communication, affect the public understanding of religion.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Light from the East

Light from the East

In 1966, the Jewish philosopher Abraham Joshua Heschel delivered an address entitled “No Religion is an Island,” in which he outlined the implications of our religious interdependence: “The religions of the world are no more ...

Author: Harry Oldmeadow

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 9781933316222

Category: Philosophy

Page: 341

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This is a collection of writings about the spiritual meeting of East and West in the modern world including articles by the Dalai Lama, Huston Smith, Frithjof Schuon, Thomas Merton, Titus Burckhardt, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Diana Eck, Gary Snyder and Aldous Huxley. Highlighting aspects of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism that have proved most attractive to Western seekers, it explores the similarities and differences between Eastern and Western traditions while emphasizing respect amongst the adherents of different faiths.
Categories: Philosophy

Religions and Dialogue

Religions and Dialogue

the infinite, ethical demand, “Thou shalt not kill”, coming from his naked face. ... Heschel's “No religion is an Island” In his famous 1965 lecture “No Religion Is an Island”, the influential neo-hassidic thinker Abraham Joshua Heschel ...

Author: Wolfram Weiße

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830980360

Category: Philosophy

Page: 321

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Responding to plurality is a demanding task. Nonetheless it is one of the challenges that European countries are facing today. Over the past decades, the social and religious make-up of Central Europe has changed, and this has led to resentment and fears of mass immigration, social disintegration and the emergence of parallel societies. However, we also find empirical proof that prejudice is lowest where there is direct contact. Therefore, there appears to be an increasing need for more dialogue in order to make the stranger less strange, the unknown known, the other no longer entirely other. This is equally true in academic research: There is a definite need, yet research on questions of interreligious dialogue remains in its infancy throughout the various disciplines engaged in it. The project 'Religion and Dialogue in Modern Societies' (ReDi) that started at the Academy of World Religions at the Hamburg University in 2011 seeks to contribute to remedying this deficit. Like the ReDi-Project, this book looks at dialogue from different perspectives. It includes both theoretical and empirical approaches as well as a variety of theological viewpoints on a theology of plurality and dialogue from the perspective of different religions.
Categories: Philosophy

Interreligious Theology

Interreligious Theology

In his famous 1965 lecture “No Religion Is an Island,” as an influential neo-Hassidic thinker Heschel formulated some basic thoughts that are of importance for interreligious dialogue.12 He considered that what is needed in the dialogue ...

Author: Ephraim Meir

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110430455

Category: Philosophy

Page: 229

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This book is the first greater attempt to construct a dialogical theology from a Jewish point of view. It contributes to an emerging new theology that promotes the interrelatedness of religions in which encounter, openness, hospitality and permanent learning are central. The monograph is about the self and the other, inner and outer, own and strange; about borders and crossing borders, and about the sublime activities of passing and translating. Meir analyses and critically discusses the writings of great contemporary Jewish dialogical thinkers and argues that the values of interreligious theology are moored in their thoughts. In his view interreligious dialogue supposes attentive listening, humility, a critical attitude towards oneself and others, a good amount of self-relativism and humor. It is about proximity, dialogical reading, engagement and interconnectedness.
Categories: Philosophy

Catholics and Jews in Twentieth century America

Catholics and Jews in Twentieth century America

Harold Kasimow , “ Heschel's Prophetic Vision of Religious Pluralism , " in No Religion Is an Island : Abraham Joshua Heschel and Interreligious Dialogue , ed . Harold Kasimow and Byron L. Sherwin ( Maryknoll , N.Y .

Author: Egal Feldman

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252026845

Category: Religion

Page: 323

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This book recounts the transformation of a relationship of irreconcilable enmity to one of respectful coexistence and constructive dialogue. From the Inquisition to the Passion Play at Oberammergau, the Catholic Church for centuries perpetuated a theology of contempt that reinforced antipathy between the two faiths. Focusing primarily on the Catholic doctrinal view of the Jews and its ramifications, Egal Feldman traces the historical roots of antisemitism, examining tenacious Catholic beliefs such as displacement theology, deicide, and the conviction that the Jews' purported responsibility for the Crucifixion justified all their subsequent misery and vilification. A new era of Catholic-Jewish relations opened in 1962 with Vatican II's Nostra Aetate, No. 4. This document brought about a reversal of the theology of contempt, a de-emphasis on converting Jews to Christianity, and a determination to initiate constructive dialogue between Catholics and Jews. Feldman explores the strides made in improving relations and discusses recent disputes, including the erection of a convent near Auschwitz and the proposed canonization of the wartime pope, Pius XII, that reflect the fragility of the interfaith relationship. This book underscores the magnitude of the change in Catholic thinking about Jews since Vatican II and the courage of thinkers and leaders on both sides in forging new bonds across the lines of faith.
Categories: Religion

Transforming Interreligious Relations

Transforming Interreligious Relations

For evaluations of Heschel's contribution, see No Religion Is an Island: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Interreligious Dialogue, ed. Harold Kasimow and Byron Sherwin (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1991); and Alon Goshen-Gottstein, ...

Author: Lefebure, Leo D.

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608338573

Category: Religion

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"This book focuses on recent Roman Catholic engagement with other religious traditions in the United States, and the significance of this experience of religious pluralism for Christian theology"--
Categories: Religion

Making Sense of Religious Pluralism

Making Sense of Religious Pluralism

2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1 Abraham Joshua Heschel, 'No Religion Is an Island', in Harold Kasimow and Byron L. Sherwin (eds), No Religion Is an Island: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Interreligious Dialogue (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books ...

Author: Alan Race

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281071050

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Is Christian faith the only or best route to relationship with God? New relationships, shared common action and dialogue between people whose experiences differ are changing the way Christian theologians are thinking about religious pluralism. No longer objects of ridicule or condemnation, world religions are genuine vehicles of spiritual vision, capable of transforming human hearts and minds. It has taken Christian theology many years to come to this point and there is no going back. Alan Race is an outstanding expert in the interreligious field and has, throughout his career and ministry, built up a high reputation for understanding and dialogue between faith communities. Here, he deals with the use of Scripture, inclusivism and exclusivism, pluralism and particularism, mission and dialogue. The next phase of Christian thought, he argues, will be shaped by new appreciation and insight stemming from the fact that Christianity is one religion among many.
Categories: Religion

Abraham Joshua Heschel Today

Abraham Joshua Heschel Today

The Insecurity of Freedom: Essays in Applied Religion. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, ... In No Religion is an Island: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Interreligious Dialogue, edited by Harold Kasimow and Byron L. Sherwin, 3–22.

Author: Harold Kasimow

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725273535

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Abraham Joshua Heschel remains one of the most creative Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century. These essays demonstrate that Heschel became a spiritual guide, not only in America but in many other parts of the world, especially in Poland, where he was born, and in Israel, where the prophets gave the world a dream of everlasting peace.
Categories: Religion