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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The Theological Legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik David Hartman. God ' s
image are called upon to manifest these creative qualities of divinity in their own
life . This is a totally new way of interpreting the Judaic concept of imitatio Dei .
On the contrary , one is called upon to surrender to the demands of the norm ,
one is mastered — and thus “ defeated ” — by the moral norm . This second
anthropological model , then , is of the conscious person , who is aware that there
is a ...
Out of the straits have I called , O Lord ” ( Ps . 118 : 5 ) . " Out of the depths I have
called unto Thee , O Lord ” ( Ps . 130 : 1 ) . Out of the straits of inner oppositions
and incongruities , spiritual doubts and uncertainties , out of the depths of a ...
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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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