Abraham Joshua Heschel was once the towering spiritual determine of yankee Jewry within the 20th century. In Interfaith Activism
, Harold Kasimow, who's recognized for his paintings on Heschel and on interfaith discussion among Jews and contributors of alternative faiths, provides a range of his essays on Heschel's concept. themes contain Heschel's point of view at the diversified non secular traditions, Heschel's 3 pathways to God, his deep friendship with Maurice Friedman and Martin Luther King Jr., and his spectacular affinity to the good Hindu Vedantist Swami Vivekananda and to Pope Francis. a brand new essay examines Heschel's fight with the Holocaust. because the past due Nineteen Fifties, whilst Kasimow was once Heschel's scholar, he has wrestled with Heschel's declare that "in this eon, range of religions is the need of God" and Heschel's trust that there needs to be discussion "between the river Jordan and the River Ganges."
"In this unique booklet of essays, Harold Kasimow offers an intimate portrait of Abraham Joshua Heschel's prophetic dedication to interreligious discussion, nonviolence, social justice, and the facility of religion to rework the guts. . . . a really very important booklet, to not be missed."
--Beverly Lanzetta, Theologian, religious Teacher
"Kasimow is without doubt one of the so much artistic and encouraging disciples of Heschel. . . . he's at domestic not just in his personal Jewish culture but in addition with the Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, and Muslim traditions--quite an strange phenomenon in our polarized and conflicted world."
--Stanislaw Obirek, American reports middle, collage of Warsaw
"Anyone who's attracted to the robust voice of Heschel should be drawn to Kasimow's booklet. Interfaith Activism . . . collects his released essays approximately Heschel during the last dozen years. Who might face up to studying Kasimow's association of Heschel's middle rules that concentrate on non secular range because the will of God and on social activism as our means of enforcing that will?"
--Kenneth P. Kramer, Professor Emeritus of spiritual experiences, San Jose country University
"Kasimow, together with his perfect and intimate acquaintance with the total of Heschel's idea, doesn't hesitate to the touch upon tricky and disputed questions, resembling Heschel's fight with God's position in the course of the Holocaust. He additionally highlights Heschel's designated contribution to the Catholic-Jewish dialogues that ended in the second one Vatican Council's progressive rfile Nostra Aetate: statement at the dating of the Church to Non-Christian Religions."
--Shoshona Ronen, Chair of Hebrew stories on the school of Oriental reports, Warsaw collage
Harold Kasimow is the George A. Drake Professor Emeritus of non secular stories at Grinnell university. He has written and edited a number of books, together with The seek Will Make You unfastened: A Jewish discussion with international Religions and No faith Is an Island: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Interreligious Dialogue (with Byron Sherwin). He additionally edited certain problems with Shofar: An Interdisciplinary magazine of Jewish Studies on Heschel and on Judaism and Asian religions.