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Author QuotedAbraham Joshua Heschel
Title QuotedBetween God and Man. An Interpretation of Judaism
Date (Year/Month/Day)1959/05/10
ImprintNew York. London etc. : Simon & Schuster, 1959
QuotationLax brought down the proofs of [Abraham] Heschel's God and Man - which looks very interesting. A Hasid, from Warsaw, teaching in the Jewish Theological Seminary in N.Y. In the introduction-a remarkable sentence: As an answer, religion becomes not only false but meaningless and irrelevant as soon as the question by which it is evoked no longer represents a challenge. A good starting point for a 3 day private retreat.
JournalA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 279
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