Heschel Modern (Dots, Marks, & God)

dots and marks

You have to read him with a selective eye. But this little bit of Heschel struck me as very “modern,” when he writes, “…the ineffable is cryptic, inarticulate: dots, marks of secret meaning, scattered hints…” (Man Is Not Alone, p.75). These dots and mark appear in chapter 9, “In the Presence of God.”

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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2 Responses to Heschel Modern (Dots, Marks, & God)

  1. dmf says:

    hard now not to read such things without thinking of encryption/codebreaking

  2. Myron Joshua says:

    sounds more like signs from beyond that entice..flashes shining forth -or shadows that alllude to.but that not inviting us to even try breaking codes or of getting a real hold on something.

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