Love and terror in the God Encounter: the theological legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
Examines the philosophy of one of the 20th century's leading Jewish Talmudists, who stressed halakhah (Jewish law) as a means of gaining mastery over one's own nature, and of drawing closer to God.
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LOVE & TERROR IN GOD ENCOUNTERUser Review - Book Verdict
Rabbi J.B. Soloveitchik (1903-93), known as "the Rav," was the most prominent leader of modern Orthodox Judaism. Traditional Judaism was the basis of his education, and, upon arriving in the United States in 1932, he immediately started teaching Talmud and became famous for a brilliant exposition of Jewish law that emphasized the teachings of Maimonides. For many years, he taught at Yeshiva University, influencing thousands of students, including Hartman (emeritus, philosophy, Hebrew Univ., Israel; Maimonides: Torah and Philosophic Quest). In beautiful prose, Hartman explains and expands upon the philosophy of the Rav, who addressed our relationship with God and how it can be best achieved. The author describes the particular as it applies to Judaism and, at the same time, shows what is universal in our search for God. This work requires close reading, but given the brilliance of Soloveitchik's insights and Hartman's lucid explication, it is a very rewarding experience. Highly recommended for special and academic libraries. Idelle Rudman, Touro Coll. Lib., NY ...
Review: Love and Terror in the God Encounter: The Theological Legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Volume OneUser Review - Jsavett1 - Goodreads
Very helpful for understanding Rav Soloveitchik's complicated and seemingly paradoxical theology and religious anthropology. Read full review
a THE HALAKHIC HERO
THE RELIGIOUS PASSION OF HALAKHIC MAN
THE LONELY MAN OF FAITH
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