Aurora Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA

Abraham Joshua Heschel


Studies in Prayer and Symbolism

With a new introduction by
Susannah Heschel

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Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972), professor of Ethics andMysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, was one of the outstanding philosophers and theologians of our time. Internationally acclaimed author, scholar, activist and theologian, Dr. Heschel’s classic, Man’s Quest for God, originally published in 1954, continues to be a significant contribution to contemporary Jewish literature. In his poetic and inspiring style, Heschel offers insights that speak deeply to the essence of prayer.

    From Dr. Heschel’s book:

    “Prayer is the yielding of the entire being to one goal, the gathering of the soul in focus.”

    “Prayer is like a beam thrown from a flashlight before us into the darkness.”

    “One of the truly great men of our day and age, a truly great prophet.” —Dr. Martin Luther King

    “Heschel’s Man’s Quest for God is the most profound invitation to the journey for recapturing the all-too-forgotten sacred art of prayer.” —Rabbi Rolando Matalon, Bnai Jeshurun

    “Heschel continues to give words to the longing of the soul for the Great Connection. A theologian who speaks the heart’s poetry and makes us aspire to a virtuous source of inspiration. This is a book to keep near your prayer meditation space.” —Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi


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Paperback • 192 Pages • 5 1⁄2” x 8 1⁄2”