Abraham Heschel and the Phenomenon of Piety Joseph Harp Britton

ISBN: 9780567663115

Published: April 23rd 2015

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328 pages


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Abraham Heschel and the Phenomenon of Piety  by  Joseph Harp Britton

Abraham Heschel and the Phenomenon of Piety by Joseph Harp Britton
April 23rd 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 328 pages | ISBN: 9780567663115 | 7.36 Mb

Piety is often regarded with a pejorative bias: a pious person is thought to be overly religious, supercilious even. Yet historically the concept of piety has played an important role in Christian theology and practice. For Abraham Heschel, pietyMorePiety is often regarded with a pejorative bias: a pious person is thought to be overly religious, supercilious even. Yet historically the concept of piety has played an important role in Christian theology and practice.

For Abraham Heschel, piety describes the contours of a life compatible with Gods presence. While much has been made of Heschels concept of pathos, relatively little attention has been given to the pivotal role of piety in his thought, with the result that the larger methodological implications of his work for both Jewish and Christian theology have been overlooked.Grounding Heschels work in Husserl, Dilthey, Schiller and Heidegger, the book explores his phenomenological method of penetrating the consciousness of the pious person in order to perceive the divine reality behind it.

The book goes on to consider the significance of Heschels methodology in view of the theocentric ethics of Gustafson and Hauerwas and the post-modern context reflected in the works of Levinas, Vattimo, Marion and the Radical Orthodoxy movement.



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