Sunday, June 7, 2020

Quote of the Day (Abraham J. Heschel, on ‘Urgent, Alarming’ Prophetic Utterance)

“Prophetic utterance is rarely cryptic, suspended between God and man; it is urging, alarming, forcing onward, as if the words gushed forth from the heart of God, seeking entrance to the heart and mind of man, carrying a summons as well as an involvement. Grandeur, not dignity, is important. The language is luminous and explosive, firm and contingent, harsh and compassionate, a fusion of contradictions.”— Polish-born American Jewish theologian—and civil-rights activist--Rabbi Abraham J. Heschel (1907-1972), The Prophets (1962)

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