Heschel, Abraham Joshua


Heschel, Abraham Joshua
(1907, Varsovia, Polonia, Imperio ruso–23 dic. 1972, New York, N.Y., EE.UU.).

Filósofo y teólogo judío estadounidense nacido en Polonia. Estudió en la Universidad de Berlín y dictó cátedra de estudios judaicos en Alemania hasta que fue deportado por los nazis en 1938. Después de llegar a EE.UU., enseñó en el Colegio Unión Hebrea y luego en el Seminario Teológico Judío. Su objetivo era formular una filosofía moderna de la religión basada en tradiciones judaicas antiguas y medievales, e hizo hincapié en los aspectos proféticos y místicos del judaísmo. Puso énfasis en la acción social como expresión de la preocupación ética piadosa, trabajando por los derechos civiles de los negros y contra la guerra de Vietnam. Entre sus escritos destacan El hombre no está solo: una filosofía de la religión (1951) y God in Search of Man (1956).

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • Heschel, Abraham Joshua — (1907 72)    American theologian. He was educated in Berlin, then in 1938 deported by the Nazis to Poland; he later emigrated to England. From 1940 he taught philosophy and rabbinics at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati; in 1945 he was… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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  • Abraham Joshua Heschel — (* 11. Januar 1907 in Warschau, Russisches Kaiserreich; † 23. Dezember 1972 in New York City) war ein Rabbiner, jüdischer Schriftgelehrter und Religionsphilosoph polnischer Herkunft. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 1.1 Elternhaus und Bildung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Abraham Joshua Heschel — (January 11, 1907 – December 23, 1972) was a Warsaw born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians of the 20th century.BiographyAbraham Joshua Heschel was descended from preeminent European rabbis on both sides of the family. . His …   Wikipedia

  • Abraham Joshua Heschel — est un rabbin Massorti, théologien et grand penseur juif du XXe siècle américain, né le 11 janvier 1907 à Varsovie, alors rattachée à l Empire russe, et décédé à New York le 23 décembre 1972. Sommaire 1 Biographie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Abraham Joshua Heschel — (Varsovia, 11 de enero de 1907 Nueva York, 23 de diciembre de 1972) fue un prominente rabino y uno de los principales teólogos judíos del siglo XX. Nacido en Varsovia, se formó en Alemania y escapó del holocausto al poder viajar a Estados Unidos… …   Wikipedia Español

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