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Beyond the Walls: Abraham Joshua Heschel and Edith Stein on the Significance of Empathy for Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Joseph Palmisano

Abstract

Empathy is a way of re-membering oneself with the religious other that buttresses an interreligious unity-in-diversity. This book therefore proposes a way of strengthening the bonds of friendship and dialogue between Judaism and Catholicism is through a more detailed consideration of the phenomenological category of empathy vis-à-vis Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972) and Edith Stein (1891–1942). The book's methodology is phenomenological and narrative in approach, and is therefore necessarily contextual in so far as it takes seriously the post-Shoah situation. Heschel's call for a proph ... More

Keywords: Abraham Joshua Heschel, dialectical belonging, Edith Stein, empathy, Holocaust, interreligious understanding, Jacques Dupuis, martyrdom, Pathos, Shoah

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199925025
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925025.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Palmisano, author
Irish School of Economics, Trinity College, Dublin

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