Philosophy

God in Search of Man

A Philosophy of Judaism

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429967625

Category: Philosophy

Page: 437

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Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the most revered religious leaders of the 20th century, and God in Search of Man and its companion volume, Man Is Not Alone, two of his most important books, are classics of modern Jewish theology. God in Search of Man combines scholarship with lucidity, reverence, and compassion as Dr. Heschel discusses not man's search for God but God's for man--the notion of a Chosen People, an idea which, he writes, "signifies not a quality inherent in the people but a relationship between the people and God." It is an extraordinary description of the nature of Biblical thought, and how that thought becomes faith.
Sabbath

Sabbat

seine Bedeutung für den heutigen Menschen

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sabbath

Page: 79

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Biography & Autobiography

Zelot

Jesus von Nazaret und seine Zeit

Author: Reza Aslan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644039119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 3844

Das Christentum verehrt Jesus von Nazaret als sanften Hirten, dessen Reich nicht von dieser Welt sei. Aber entspricht dieses Bild der historischen Realität? Kann es den grausamen Kreuzestod plausibel erklären? Der amerikanische Religionswissenschaftler Reza Aslan meint: nein. Sein Buch, das in den USA für einen Skandal sorgte, versucht zu ergründen, wer Jesus war, bevor es das Christentum gab. Es ist das fesselnde, brillant erzählte Porträt eines Mannes voller Widersprüche, einer Epoche voll religiöser Inbrunst und blutiger Kämpfe und einer Weltreligion im Werden.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Ein Bericht von der Banalität des Bösen

Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492962580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Der ehemalige SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann gilt als einer der Hauptverantwortlichen für die »Endlösung« der Juden in Europa. Der Prozess gegen ihn fand 1961 in Jerusalem statt. Hannah Arendts Prozessbericht wurde von ihr 1964 als Buch publiziert und brachte eine Lawine ins Rollen: Es stieß bei seinem Erscheinen auf heftige Ablehnung in Israel, Deutschland und in den USA– und wurde zu einem Klassiker wie kaum ein anderes vergleichbares Werk zur Zeitgeschichte und ihrer Deutung.
Religion

Man Is Not Alone

A Philosophy of Religion

Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466800089

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Man Is Not Alone is a profound, beautifully written examination of the ingredients of piety: how man senses God's presence, explores it, accepts it, and builds life upon it. Abraham Joshua Heschel's philosophy of religion is not a philosophy of doctrine or the interpretation of a dogma. He erects his carefully built structure of thought upon foundations which are universally valid but almost generally ignored. It was Man Is Not Alone which led Reinhold Niebuhr accurately to predict that Heschel would "become a commanding and authoritative voice not only in the Jewish community but in the religious life of America." With its companion volume, God in Search of Man, it is revered as a classic of modern theology.
Religion

Between God and Man

Author: Abraham Heschel,Fritz A. Rothschild

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068483331X

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 506

More than just a comprehensive introduction to contemporary Judaism, BETWEEN GOD AND MAN is a theological tour-de-force by one of the great religious thinkers of the twentieth century. Through Biblical textual analysis, and with extensive references to the philosophy and literature of both the East and West, Abraham J. Heschel attempts to bridge the gap between the traditions of Eastern European Jewry and the scholarship of Western civilisation. Compiled by Professor Fritz A. Rothschild, BETWEEN GOD AND MAN is an invaluable guide to a deeper understanding of God and religion.

Die Zeitfalte

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783855354412

Category:

Page: 392

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Religion

Judaism in America

Author: Marc Lee Raphael

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512449

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 1356

Jews have been a religious and cultural presence in America since the colonial era, and the community of Jews in the United States today—some six million people—continues to make a significant contribution to the American religious landscape. Emphasizing developments in American Judaism in the last quarter century among active participants in Jewish worship, this book provides both a look back into the 350-year history of Judaic life and a well-crafted portrait of a multifaceted tradition today. Combining extensive research into synagogue archival records and secondary sources as well as interviews and observations of worship services at more than a hundred Jewish congregations across the country, Raphael's study distinguishes itself as both a history of the Judaic tradition and a witness to the vitality and variety of contemporary American Judaic life. Beginning with a chapter on beliefs, festivals, and life-cycle events, both traditional and non-traditional, and an explanation of the enormous variation in practice, Raphael then explores Jewish history in America, from the arrival of the first Jews to the present, highlighting the emergence and development of the four branches: Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Reform. After documenting the considerable variety among the branches, the book addresses issues of some controversy, notably spirituality, conversion, homosexuality, Jewish education, synagogue architecture, and the relationship to Israel. Raphael turns next to a discussion of eight American Jews whose thoughts and/or activities made a huge impact on American Judaism. The final chapter focuses on the return to tradition in every branch of Judaism and examines prospects for the future.
Fiction

Predigt und Derascha

Homiletische Textlektüre im Dialog mit dem Judentum

Author: Alexander Deeg

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647623903

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 308

Alexander Deeg bereichert das christliche Predigen durch Erkenntnisse aus dem Judentum. Ausgangspunkt ist die Derascha, die jüdische »Predigt«, in ihren unterschiedlichen Spielarten seit rabbinischer Zeit bis in die unmittelbare Gegenwart. Die historische Untersuchung zur jüdischen Predigt erhellt ihren Umgang mit dem biblischen Text im Blick auf die homiletische Hermeneutik.Durch die Darstellung jüdischer Predigtgeschichte schließt der Autor eine Lücke in der bisherigen Forschung mit dem Ziel, daraus Impulse für eine erneuerte christliche Homiletik zu gewinnen. Klassische und neuere Grundfragen, etwa nach »Sakramentalität des Gotteswortes«, »Gesetz und Evangelium«, »Intertextualität« oder »canonical approach«, werden mit Entdeckungen aus der Geschichte der Derascha in Dialog gesetzt.

Die Nacht

Erinnerung und Zeugnis

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451060144

Category:

Page: 157

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Wir brauchen keinen Gott

warum man jetzt Atheist sein muß

Author: Michel Onfray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492249492

Category:

Page: 319

View: 9294

Michel Onfray ist der große Radikale unter den Denkern der Gegenwart. Mit seiner Absage an alle Religionen und seinem Plädoyer für ein freies, vernunftbestimmtes Leben entfachte er nicht nur in Frankreich eine leidenschaftliche und kontrovers geführte Deb
History

Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Volume XVII: Who Owns Judaism? Public Religion and Private Faith in America and Israel

Author: Eli Lederhendler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195348965

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 380

Bringing together contributions from established scholars as well as promising younger academics, the seventeenth volume of this established series offers a broad-ranging view of why Judaism, a religion whose observance is more honored in the breach in most western Jewish communities, has garnered attention, authority, and controversy in the late twentieth century. The volume considers the ways in which theological writings, sweeping social change, individual or small-group needs, and intra-communal diversity have re-energized Judaism even amidst secular trends in America and Israel.