Abraham Joshua Heschel--Philosopher of Wonder
Our Thirty-Year Friendship and Dialogue
Imprint: Cascade Books
"In Abraham Joshua Heschel, Maurice Friedman, the disciple and foremost interpreter of Martin Buber, has given us a lucid and deeply personal account of his unique friendship with Abraham Heschel, the most creative Jewish thinker of the twentieth century. Friedman's love for Heschel can be seen throughout the book in spite of the fact that these two philosophers held different views on religion and Judaism. Friedman helps us understand why Heschel is considered by many to be the Jewish saint of his generation."
--Harold Kasimow, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, Grinnell College
"Few of us get to experience a meaningful relationship with a great spiritual teacher, such as Friedman did with Heschel. I found this book to provide wonderfully rich insights into Heschel's lived wisdom and moral grandeur. Abraham Joshua Heschel provides an evocative account of the dialogical interactions between these remarkable thinkers."
--Kenneth P. Kramer, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religious Studies, San Jose State University
"Maurice Friedman gives us a beautiful, inspiring portrait of his relationship with my father over the course of many decades. His book is a superb introduction to my father's life and thought and is filled with love and admiration."
--Susannah Heschel, Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College