By David Hartman
The highbrow legacy of 1 of the 20th century’s maximum non secular thinkers—explained via a number one theologian of our day.
“It is barely via experiencing the contradictions in human lifestyles, via being crushed through the divine presence, in the course of the finite person feeling terror-stricken by way of the limitless majesty of God that you'll be able to strengthen an real non secular personality.”
—David Hartman (From bankruptcy 6)
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903–1993) profoundly stimulated sleek Orthodox Judaism within the United States—and Judaism as a whole—by beginning up a discourse among the culture of Torah learn and Western philosophical concept. the way forward for either spiritual Zionism in Israel and of Orthodoxy in the US hangs to an outstanding quantity on how we interpret his highbrow legacy. Dr. David Hartman’s penetrating research of Rabbi Soloveitchik’s paintings finds a Judaism dedicated to highbrow braveness, integrity, and openness.
A popular theologian and thinker, Hartman meticulously explores the subtlety and complexity of Rabbi Soloveitchik’s theological suggestion, exposing a extraordinary intersection of halakhic culture and sleek Western theology—a disagreement that deepens and expands our non secular figuring out. Hartman’s provocative interpretation bears witness to the legitimacy of closing dependable to the Judaic culture with out sacrificing one’s highbrow freedom and honesty.
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