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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He approaches the world of Halakhah with his mind and intellect , just as
cognitive man approaches the natural realm . And since he relies upon his
intellect , he places his trust in it and does not suppress any of his psychic
faculties in order to ...
Most certainly , there is a side of Soloveitchik that responds with total enthusiasm
to his familial - cultural heritage of undiluted intellectualism , of a fierce
commitment to mind as the one sure guide to truth . Soloveitchik the Litvak is no
figment of ...
For example , in The Halakhic Mind , R . Soloveitchik develops categories that he
labels the “ normative ” and the " exoteric , ” which are shared by all faith
communities . In the third chapter of The Halakhic Mind he argues strongly for the
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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
THE HALAKHIC HERO
THE RELIGIOUS PASSION OF HALAKHIC
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