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Sunday, February 16 • 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Why Amazement Matters: A.J. Heschel's Vision of Theology and Spirituality

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According to R. Abraham Joshua Heschel, the spiritual life begins with wonder. In fact, Heschel argues that the greatest danger the modern world faces is our loss of wonder. Why is that? Why is amazement so important, and why does Heschel think it has the power to save us?

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Shai Held

Co-Founder, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought, Mechon Hadar
Shai Held, a leading Jewish theologian, scholar, and educator, is Co-Founder and Dean of Mechon Hadar. He is a 2011 recipient of the prestigious Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education. Rabbi Held's first book, Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence, was hailed as a "watershed" in our understanding of Heschel; his next book, The Heart of Torah, a collection of essays on the Torah in two volumes, is due out this summer.

Sunday February 16, 2014 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Springdale I

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