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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Thou shalt reign over all whom Thou hast made , Thou alone , O Lord , on Mount
Zion , the abode of Thy majesty , in Jerusalem , Thy holy city . ( Rosh Ha -
Shanah liturgy ) Petitional prayer sustained the biblical focus on history and the II
May every existing being know that Thou hast made it ; may every creature
realize that Thou hast created it ; may every breathing thing proclaim : " The Lord
God of Israel is King , and His kingdom rules over all . ” ( Rosh HaShanah liturgy )
What is man , that thou are mindful of him , and the son of man , that thou visitest
him ? O Lord our God , How excellent is thy name in all the earth ! Who hast set
thy glory [ the Torah ] upon the Heavens ! ” “ Return them an answer , ” bade 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
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