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Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion by Abraham Joshua Heschel
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“The Search for reason ends at the known; on the immense expanse beyond it only the sense of the ineffable can glide. It alone knows the route to that which is remote from experience and understanding. Neither of them is amphibious: reason cannot go beyond the shore, and the sense of the ineffable is out of place where we measure, where we weigh. We do not leave the shore of the known in search of adventure or suspense or because of the failure of reason to answer our questions. We sail because our mind is like a fantastic seashell, and when applying our ear to its lips we hear a perpetual murmur from the waves beyond the shore. Citizens of two realms, we all must sustain a dual allegiance: we sense the ineffable in one realm, we name and exploit reality in another. Between the two we set up a system of references, but we can never fill the gap. They are as far and as close to each other as time and calendar, as violin and melody, as life and what lies beyond the last breath.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel, Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion
“Usually we regard as meaningful that which can be expressed, and as meaningless that which cannot be expressed. Yet, the equation of the meaningful and the expressible ignores a vast realm of human experience, and is refuted by our sense of the ineffable which is an awareness of an allusiveness to meaning without the ability to express it.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel, Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion
“With information we are alone; in appreciation we are with all things.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel, Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion
“no man is free who is not a master of himself, that the more liberties we enjoy, the more discipline we need.46 Laissez-faire,”
Abraham Joshua Heschel, Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion
“God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel, Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion