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Abraham Joshua Heschel 1972 Interview

Rev. Joe Britton

The late Abraham Joshua Heschel is widely considered to be one of the greatest American religious figures of the last century — a rabbi, theologian, social activist and mystic admired by Christians as well as Jews. Learn more about this remarkable man through this online story by Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.

At the New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue’s June 16 meeting, The Rev. Joe Britton, Rector of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, spoke at length about this remarkable man. Rev. Britton is the author of Abraham Heschel and the Phenomenon of Piety. At the meeting, Britton highlighted a number of Heschel’s books, and fielded participants’ questions. He recommended viewing this online video.

Just before he died in 1972, Rabbi Heschel recorded an interview with broadcaster Carl Stern. Heschel covers a broad range of topics, including the nature of prayer, of the relationship between God and man, the meaning of God, and the challenge of the activities of life. Watch the 17 minute clip below.

Abraham Joshua Heschel Remembered from Sean Andreas on Vimeo.

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