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Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity


Abraham Joshua Heschel, Susannah Heschel (Editor)


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This first collection of Heschel's essays - compiled, edited and with an introduction by his daughter Susannah Heschel, is a stunning reminder of the virtuosity of one of the most well respected minds in Judaic studies.

Praise For Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays

“One of the truly great men of our day and age, a truly great prophet.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“This essential collection captures the best of a leading thinker and doer who influenced many contemporaries with an ancient prophetic tradition that he made new.” —Kirkus Reviews

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 9780374524951, 464pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 1997

About the Author

Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was internationally known as a scholar, author, activist, and theologian. He was Professor of Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Susannah Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. She is the daughter of Abraham Joshua Herschel.