Abraham Joshua Heschel--The Prophets

Congratulations to America Magazine for its new website, and for its fascinating article, "Lovingly Observant," by Doris Donnelly and John Pawlikowski. It's an interview with Susannah Heschel, who holds a chair in Jewish Studies at Dartmouth, about her father, the great Jewish rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

I first read his book, The Prophets, a couple of years ago-- it's really a wonderful piece of theology, and a fine way into the complex and compelling world of the prophets of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. It's long --very long in fact--but don't be put off. It's so engagingly written the pages just speed by!

Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor in the Theology Department and Law School at Boston College.

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