Divine Pathos and Human Being

The Theology of Abraham Joshua Heschel

By Michael A. Chester

Abraham Joshua Heschel, a Jewish refugee from Nazism, became a significant theologian and social activist in the USA, though relatively unknown in the UK. The first part of this book contains a brief biography, which puts his work into context, personally, culturally and historically. His style is examined and he is located as a theologian, with an examination of his "depth theology". Part Two is an examination of "divine pathos", its influence on Christian theologians, its major critics, the theological anthropology that relies on it and interfaith dialogue made possible by it.


228 pages

Publication Date: 5/1/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9780853035701

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