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Heschel, Susannah

Works: 63 works in 207 publications in 3 languages and 8,298 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses  Religious television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Redactor
Classifications: BM685, 274.30823
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Susannah Heschel
Most widely held works by Susannah Heschel
Insider/outsider : American Jews and multiculturalism( )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On being a Jewish feminist : a reader by Susannah Heschel( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redefining first-century Jewish and Christian identities : essays in honor of Ed Parish Sanders by Fabian E Udoh( )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aryan Jesus : Christian theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany by Susannah Heschel( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Was Jesus a Nazi? During the Third Reich, German Protestant theologians, motivated by racism and tapping into traditional Christian anti-Semitism, redefined Jesus as an Aryan and Christianity as a religion at war with Judaism. In 1939, these theologians established the Institute for the Study and Eradication of Jewish Influence on German Religious Life. In The Aryan Jesus, Susannah Heschel shows that during fhe Third Reich, the Institute became the most important propaganda organ of German Protestantism, exerting a widespread influence and producing a nazified Christianity that placed anti-Semitism at its theological center." "Based on years of archival research, The Aryan Jesus examines the membership and activities of this controversial theological organization. With headquarters in Eisenach, the Institute sponsored propaganda conferences throughout the Nazi Reich and published books defaming Judaism, including a dejudaized version of the New Testament and a catechism proclaiming Jesus as the savior of the Aryans. Institute members - professors of theology, bishops, and pastors - viewed their efforts as a vital support for Hitler's war against the Jews."--Jacket
Betrayal : German churches and the Holocaust by Robert P Ericksen( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sweeping historical examination of the often-neglected roles that Christian churches played in the Third Reich, this volume presents original research on Christian attitudes and responses to Hitler's persecution of the Jews."--Jacket
Moral grandeur and spiritual audacity : essays by Abraham Joshua Heschel( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Polish and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-72), one of the foremost Jewish savants of our time, was internationally known as scholar, author, activist, and theologian. In his lifetime Heschel spoke and published widely. Arriving in the United States in flight from the brutalities of Nazi Germany, he never forgot that the search for the divine and for human spirituality is inseparable from the search for a just society. As a revered and beloved teacher, he impressed on his students, first at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati and then during his many years as Professor of Ethics and Mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the spiritual imperatives of prayer, of ecumenism, of social decency. This first collection of Dr. Heschel's essays is arranged in five groups: "Existence and Celebration," "No Time for Neutrality," "Toward a Just Society," "No Religion Is an Island" (on ecumenism), and "The Holy Dimension." The essays include a tribute to Reinhold Niebuhr and a discussion of Father Bernard Haring, the moral theologian. The appendix contains Carl Stern's famous television interview with Dr. Heschel, recorded shortly before his death. The book also includes an introduction to Dr. Heschel's life and thought by the editor, his daughter, Susannah Heschel, who holds the Abba Hillel Silver chair in Jewish Studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She is also the editor of the landmark collection On Being a Jewish Feminist
Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus by Susannah Heschel( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and German and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the career and works of the 19th-century German Jewish reformer and scholar of religion. His treatment of the relationship between the Jesus of the New Testament and early Judaism challenged many antisemitic assumptions and conclusions of contemporary and subsequent Christian scholars, including liberal Protestant theologians. Geiger saw Jesus as a Pharisaic Jew, but this view totally destabilized Christian perspectives. Geiger was the first Jew to be thoroughly versed in Christian scholarship and to be armed with an array of rabbinic textual evidence unknown to his Christian counterparts. Yet as much as Geiger railed against Christian anti-Judaism, his own anti-Christian attitudes remined equally tenacious. Christian reactions to his writings frequently intensified the negative depiction of Judaism, particularly of the Pharisees, and insisted upon the opposition between Jesus and Judaism
In this hour : Heschel's writings in Nazi Germany and London exile by Abraham Joshua Heschel( )

9 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This first English publication of selected German writings by Abraham Joshua Heschel written during his years in Nazi Germany and London exile reveals his insights on the redemptive role of Jewish learning"--Provided by the publisher
Yentl's revenge : the next wave of Jewish feminism by Danya Ruttenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Joshua Heschel : essential writings by Abraham Joshua Heschel( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Heschel (1907-1972) was one of the great religious teachers and moral prophets of our time. Born in Warsaw to a long line of Hasidic rabbis, he chose instead to study philosophy in Germany. Expelled back to Warsaw, he escaped just weeks before the Nazi invasion and settled in the United States. Through a series of books he contributed greatly to the spiritual renewal of Judaism. But he exerted an equal influence on Christians, so much that he was called another apostle to the gentiles. A passionate champion of interfaith dialogue, he served as an official observer at Vatican II and was influential in challenging the Catholic church to overcome the legacy of anti-Semitism. He raised a prophetic challenge to the social issues of his day, marching with Martin Luther King and protesting the Vietnam war. His writings here on prayer, God, prophecy, the human condition, and the spiritual life vividly communicate his instinct for the holy dimension of all existence
Holocaust scholarship : personal trajectories and professional interpretations by Christopher R Browning( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays arises from a conference held at the University of Cape Town under the auspices of the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research. Leading international Holocaust scholars met to reflect on the ways their personal experiences influenced their professional trajectories over many decades of immersion in studies of the Holocaust. Participants examined changes and developments in the field within the context of their own personal odysseys, including shifting cultural milieus and robust academic conflicts. Meeting in South Africa provided a special ambience as the country had emerged only two decades earlier from a race-based system defined by the United Nations as a crime against humanity. The massive corpus of scholarly engagement with the Holocaust - with reverberations across the globe - has ensured that its study today is paradigmatic for scholars exploring genocide, as well as perpetrators and victims of antisemitism, racism, and the Second World War
The Muslim reception of European orientalism : reversing the gaze by Susannah Heschel( )

10 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Said's Orientalism, now more than fifty years old, has to be one of the most frequently cited books among academics in a wide range of disciplines, and the most frequently assigned book to undergraduates at colleges. One question less raised (or less has been done about the question) is How were the Orientalist writings of European scholars of Islam received among their Muslim contemporaries? An international team of contributors rectify this oversight in this volume
Transforming Jesus from Jew to Aryan : protestant theologians in Nazi Germany by Susannah Heschel( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical prophets along the way : those hall of famers by Rufus Burrow( )

2 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's point of view to the people and the powers at a time when injustice, deceit, malfeasance, and crushing the poor and the oppressed was prominent--much like today! The prophets spoke courageously and emphatically about God's profound and unrelenting concern and compassion for human beings. Much influenced by the theology of prophecy developed by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, this book discusses the nature, meaning, and relevance of ethical prophecy at a time when democracy--in the United States of America and elsewhere--is under vicious assault from the religious and secular right and authoritarian politicians who openly flirt with and support murderous dictators, sexism, homophobia, racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred of Muslims both in word and practice. An examination of the contributions of eight powerful personalities from the period of American slavery through the post-civil rights era--Angelina Grimké, Ida B. Wells, Abraham J. Heschel, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Óscar Romero, and Alice Walker--offers a recipe for addressing this state of affairs. --
Der jüdische Jesus und das Christentum : Abraham Geigers Herausforderung an die christliche Theologie by Susannah Heschel( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sabbath, its meaning for modern man by Abraham Joshua Heschel( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wood engravings by Ilya Schor
Abraham Geiger on the origins of Christianity by Susannah Heschel( )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines Geiger's central historical scholarship in order to establish the method of argumentation he developed concerning the influence of Judaism on the origins of Islam and Christianity. Geiger's interest in issues of Christian origins and the Jewish background to it functioned in three central ways. First, he used his scholarship as a tool to overcome the anti-Judaism he identified in Christian scholarship. Second, he argued that scholarly study of Judaism was not only important, but essential to a thorough understanding of the New Testament and early Christian history. Third, he developed a Jewish version of the rise and development of Christianity, with particular attention to the figures of Jesus and Paul, whom he set within the context of rabbinic Judaism
Boundary as barrier, boundary as bridge : Jewish and Christian historiography on religious origins in nineteenth-century Germany by Susannah Heschel( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susannah Heschel's lecture from the 59th Leo Baeck memorial lecture held on September 25, 2016 about Jewish and Christian historiography on religious origins in nineteenth-century Germany
Fundamentalism & violence( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begins with Karen Armstrong's speech which defines and describes the concept of religious fundamentalism which exists in all religions. The panelists then describe their personal experiences with fundamentalism in the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic faiths. Armstrong then discusses recent examples of fundamentalist violence, and the panelists discuss whether fundamentalism is becoming more extreme in their faiths. Finally, the panel answer questions from the audience
Recharging Judaism : how civic engagement is good for synagogues, Jews, and America by Judith Schindler( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Insider/outsider : American Jews and multiculturalism
On being a Jewish feminist : a readerRedefining first-century Jewish and Christian identities : essays in honor of Ed Parish SandersThe Aryan Jesus : Christian theologians and the Bible in Nazi GermanyBetrayal : German churches and the HolocaustMoral grandeur and spiritual audacity : essaysAbraham Geiger and the Jewish JesusYentl's revenge : the next wave of Jewish feminismAbraham Joshua Heschel : essential writingsThe Sabbath, its meaning for modern man
Alternative Names
Heschel, Susan.

Heshel, Suzanah

Susannah Heschel académica estadounidense

Susannah Heschel American academic

Susannah Heschel Amerikaans hooglerares

Susannah Heschel profesora universitaria estauxunidense

Susannah Heschel US-amerikanische Hochschullehrerin für Jüdische Studien und Autorin

Susannah Heschel usona teologino

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English (144)

German (7)

Polish (1)