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Abraham Heschel and the Phenomenon of Piety by Joseph Harp Britton

By Joseph Harp Britton

Piety is frequently looked with a pejorative bias: a "pious" individual is assumed to be overly non secular, supercilious even. but traditionally the idea that of piety has performed a tremendous function in Christian theology and perform. For Abraham Heschel, piety describes the contours of a lifestyles appropriate with God's presence. whereas a lot has been made up of Heschel's inspiration of pathos, particularly little awareness has been given to the pivotal position of piety in his suggestion, with the end result that the bigger methodological implications of his paintings for either Jewish and Christian theology were ignored.

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 for you to understand the divine truth in the back of it." The booklet is going directly to think of the importance of Heschel's technique 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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