RELIGION 471 - Seminar: Topics in the Study of Judaism
Section: 001 The Thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This seminar is devoted to unpacking and critically exploring the extraordinary life and work of Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972), one of the most significant Jewish theologians and religious figures of the last century. Thinker and mystic; scholar of rabbinics and Jewish mysticism; Yiddish-language poet, ethicist and controversial social activist, Heschel bridged the worlds of East European Hasidism, Weimar culture, and 1960’s political engagement. In this seminar, we will interweave biography and cultural history, with a close reading of his central theological, devotional and topical works (ranging from God in Search of Man; The Sabbath; Kotzk; and Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity). In the closing weeks of the course, we will explore Heschel’s influence on contemporary theology, and issues of spirituality, education and ecology, and social justice). While the required reading will be in English, the instructor will make available Heschel’s works in the original German, Yiddish, and Hebrew, as well.

RELIGION 471 - Seminar: Topics in the Study of Judaism
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
27001
Open
4
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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