Judaism as a Religion of Time – Heschel on the Sabbath

Abraham Heschel, second from right

“Judaism is a religion of time aiming at the sanctification of time” (Abraham Heschel)

Earlier this week I read a wonderful little book by Abraham Heschel called The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man. I became aware of this book through Moltmann’s use of it in his chapter on The Feast of Creation in God in Creation (GC). Readers familiar with The Crucified God will recall that Moltmann there used Heschel’s book, The Prophets, to develop the idea of the pathos of God. Moltmann loves to use Jewish theologians like Heschel in his work; perhaps this is because for Moltmann the first great schism in the people of God was between Christian and Jew.

I’ve included the passage where Moltmann uses Heschel at the bottom of this post. First, here are some of my favorite quotations from The Sabbath: Continue reading Judaism as a Religion of Time – Heschel on the Sabbath