First Edition of Abraham Joshua Heschel's Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket

  • Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion.

Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion.


Item Number: 78342

Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1951.

First edition of this modern classic of Jewish theology. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with some chips and rubbing. Jacket designed by Marshall Lee.

Man Is Not Alone is a profound, beautifully written examination of the ingredients of piety: how man senses God's presence, explores it, accepts it, and builds life upon it. Abraham Joshua Heschel's philosophy of religion is not a philosophy of doctrine or the interpretation of a dogma. He erects his carefully built structure of thought upon foundations which are universally valid but almost generally ignored. It was Man Is Not Alone which led Reinhold Niebuhr accurately to predict that Heschel would "become a commanding and authoritative voice not only in the Jewish community but in the religious life of America."

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