Abraham Heschel and the Phenomenon of Piety by Joseph Harp Britton

By Joseph Harp Britton

Piety is usually appeared with a pejorative bias: a "pious" individual is believed to be overly spiritual, supercilious even. but traditionally the concept that of piety has performed a massive position 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 from Heschel's idea of pathos, fairly little awareness has been given to the pivotal function of piety in his proposal, with the end result that the bigger methodological implications of his paintings for either Jewish and Christian theology were missed.

Grounding Heschel's paintings in Husserl, Dilthey, Schiller and Heidegger, the e-book explores his phenomenological approach to "penetrating the awareness of the pious individual in an effort to understand the divine truth in the back of it." The ebook is going directly to think about 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 novel Orthodoxy movement.

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