Love and Terror in the God Encounter: The Theological Legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Volume 1
The intellectual legacy of one of the twentieth century's greatest religious thinkers--explained by a leading theologian of our day.
"It is only through experiencing the contradictions in human existence, through being overwhelmed by the divine presence, through the finite human being feeling terror-stricken by the infinite majesty of God that one can develop an authentic religious personality."
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903-1993) profoundly influenced modern Orthodox Judaism in the United States--and Judaism as a whole--by opening up a discourse between the tradition of Torah study and Western philosophical thought. The future of both religious Zionism in Israel and of Orthodoxy in America hangs to a great extent on how we interpret his intellectual legacy. Dr. David Hartman's penetrating analysis of Rabbi Soloveitchik's work reveals a Judaism committed to intellectual courage, integrity and openness.
A renowned theologian and philosopher, Hartman meticulously explores the subtlety and complexity of Rabbi Soloveitchik's theological thought, exposing a surprising intersection of halakhic tradition and modern Western theology--a confrontation that deepens and expands our spiritual understanding. Hartman's provocative interpretation bears witness to the legitimacy of remaining loyal to the Judaic tradition without sacrificing one's intellectual freedom and honesty.
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Avodah she b'lev , in Maimonides ' halakhic and philosophical works both , is not
the “ offering of the heart ” ( Soloveitchik 1978d : 70 ) , in the sense of self -
sacrifice , but rather , the yearning to be in the presence of God . Neither the
When you study giants of the spirit such as Maimonides or R. Soloveitchik , you
witness the intellectual honesty and courage of talmudists firmly anchored in the
halakhic tradition who allowed their intellectual and religious sensibilities to be ...
Maimonides ' references to Aristotle and Islamic philosophers were not motivated
by pragmatic apologetic reasons but represented his sincere religious
convictions and love for God . Similarly , it is deeply mistaken to assume that R.
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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 ... Read full review
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