Abraham Heschel and the Phenomenon of Piety by Joseph Harp Britton

By Joseph Harp Britton

Piety is usually appeared with a pejorative bias: a "pious" individual is believed to be overly non secular, supercilious even. but traditionally the idea that of piety has performed a huge function in Christian theology and perform. For Abraham Heschel, piety describes the contours of a existence suitable with God's presence. whereas a lot has been made from Heschel's inspiration of pathos, rather little cognizance has been given to the pivotal position of piety in his concept, with the outcome that the bigger methodological implications of his paintings for either Jewish and Christian theology were missed.

Grounding Heschel's paintings in Husserl, Dilthey, Schiller and Heidegger, the e-book explores his phenomenological approach to "penetrating the recognition of the pious individual so that it will understand the divine fact at the back of it." The e-book is going directly to think of the importance of Heschel's method in view of the theocentric ethics of Gustafson and Hauerwas and the post-modern context mirrored within the works of Levinas, Vattimo, Marion and the unconventional Orthodoxy movement.

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