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Abraham Joshua Heschel

Data di nascita: 11. Gennaio 1907
Data di morte: 23. Dicembre 1972

Abraham Joshua Heschel è stato un rabbino e filosofo polacco naturalizzato statunitense.

Frasi Abraham Joshua Heschel

„È il momento che conferisce significato alle cose.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel

Il Sabato: Il suo significato per l'uomo moderno

„Quando mente e anima si trovano in reciproco accordo, allora nasce la fede.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel

Origine: Da L'uomo non è solo, traduzione di Lisa Mortara ed Elena Mortara Veroli, Mondadori.

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„Pregare è la grande ricompensa dell'essere uomini.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel

Origine: Da Chi è l'uomo?; citato in Gianfranco Ravasi, Prefazione, in Carlo Maria Martini et al., La preghiera di chi non crede, Oscar Mondadori, Milano, 1995, p. 9. ISBN 88-04-40707-7

„Religion is critique of all satisfaction.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel

"No Religion is an Island", p. 264
Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays (1997)
Contesto: Religion is critique of all satisfaction. Its end is joy, but its beginning is discontent, detesting boasts, smashing idols. It began in Ur Kasdim, in the seat of a magnificent civilization. Yet Abraham said, "No," breaking the idols, breaking away. And so every one of us must begin by saying no to all visible, definable entities pretending to be triumphant, ultimate. The ultimate is a challenge, not an assertion. Dogmas are allusions, not descriptions.

„In the realm of faith, God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel

"The Holy Dimension", p. 337.
Heschel made similar statements in earlier writings: The great insight is not attained when we ponder or infer the beyond from the here. In the realm of the ineffable, God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light.
Man Is Not Alone : A Philosophy of Religion (1951)
Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays (1997)
Contesto: In the realm of faith, God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. To rationalists He is something after which they seek in the darkness with the light of their reason. To men of faith He is the light.

„Faith is not belief, an assent to a proposition, faith is attachment to the meaning beyond the mystery.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel

Origine: Who Is Man? (1965), Ch. 5<!-- The sense of the ineffable, p. 89 -->
Contesto: Faith is not belief, an assent to a proposition, faith is attachment to the meaning beyond the mystery.
Knowledge is fostered by curiosity; wisdom is fostered by awe. Awe precedes faith; it is the root of faith. We must be guided by awe to be worthy of faith.
Forfeit your sense of awe, let your conceit diminish your ability to revere, and the world becomes a market place for you. The loss of awe is the avoidance of insight. A return to reverence is the first prerequisite for a revival of wisdom, for the discovery of the world as an allusion to God.

„Man is naturally self-centered and he is inclined to regard expediency as the supreme standard for what is right and wrong.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel

Origine: Who Is Man? (1965), Ch. 5<!-- Existence and expediency, p. 85 -->
Contesto: Man is naturally self-centered and he is inclined to regard expediency as the supreme standard for what is right and wrong. However, we must not convert an inclination into an axiom that just as man's perceptions cannot operate outside time and space, so his motivations cannot operate outside expediency; that man can never transcend his own self. The most fatal trap into which thinking may fall is the equation of existence and expediency.

„Awe is more than an emotion; it is a way of understanding, insight into a meaning greater than ourselves.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel

Origine: Who Is Man? (1965), Ch. 5<!-- The sense of the ineffable, p. 88 - 89 -->
Contesto: Awe is more than an emotion; it is a way of understanding, insight into a meaning greater than ourselves. The beginning of awe is wonder, and the beginning of wisdom is awe.
Awe is an intuition for the dignity of all things, a realization that things not only are what they are but also stand, however remotely, for something supreme. Awe is a sense for transcendence, for the reference everywhere to mystery beyond all things. It enables us to perceive in the world intimations of the divine, to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and the simple: to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal. What we cannot comprehend by analysis, we become aware of in awe.

„Our concern with environment cannot be reduced to what can be used, to what can be grasped.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel

Origine: Who Is Man? (1965), Ch. 5<!-- The sense of the ineffable, p. 88 -->
Contesto: Our concern with environment cannot be reduced to what can be used, to what can be grasped. Environment includes not only the inkstand and the blotting paper, but also the impenetrable stillness in the air, the stars, the clouds, the quiet passing of time, the wonder of my own being. I am an end as well as a means, and so is the world: an end as well as a means. My view of the world and my understanding of the self determine each other. The complete manipulation of the world results in the complete instrumentalization of the self.

„Being is both presence and absence. God had to conceal His presence in order to bring the world into being.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel

Origine: Who Is Man? (1965), Ch. 5<!-- The sense of the ineffable, p. 90 -->
Contesto: Being is both presence and absence. God had to conceal His presence in order to bring the world into being. He had to make His absence possible in order to make room for the world's presence. Coming into being brought along denial and defiance, absence, oblivion and resistance.

„I am an end as well as a means, and so is the world: an end as well as a means. My view of the world and my understanding of the self determine each other. The complete manipulation of the world results in the complete instrumentalization of the self.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel

Origine: Who Is Man? (1965), Ch. 5<!-- The sense of the ineffable, p. 88 -->
Contesto: Our concern with environment cannot be reduced to what can be used, to what can be grasped. Environment includes not only the inkstand and the blotting paper, but also the impenetrable stillness in the air, the stars, the clouds, the quiet passing of time, the wonder of my own being. I am an end as well as a means, and so is the world: an end as well as a means. My view of the world and my understanding of the self determine each other. The complete manipulation of the world results in the complete instrumentalization of the self.

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