Wednesdays, 9:40–11:05, Mar. 28–Apr. 18
Instructor: John Rybicki
Abraham Heschel was a 20th century Jewish religious philosopher. During his life, he came to the conclusion that the god of the philosophers was not the God of the Hebrew scriptures—the God of the prophets. Heschel’s understanding of God is based on a “theology of pathos,” in which God is “revealed in a personal and intimate relation to the world...He is also moved and affected by what happens in the world and reacts accordingly.” Heschel’s book, The Prophets, is a fascinating exploration of a God of emotion: love and anger as well as compassion and chastisement.
John Rybicki retired as a pastoral associate at the Riderwood retirement community in Maryland, where he was responsible for religious education and facilitating Jewish-Christian dialogue.