Today’s world challenges us to interact meaningfully with more people in more ways than ever. For discussions about religion, we need to find common ground and a common language. Rabbi Dr. Polish contributes to a common language by exploring four religious thinkers — Kierkegaard, Buber, Tillich and Heschel. He notes certain commonalities between their approaches: that each is trying to describe a relationship with the divine, that each notes that language is limiting in defining God. Whether one is new to the thought of these important thinkers or is looking for a review, the author summarizes some of their major ideas in a succinct, readable way, inviting the reader to further exploration.
Rabbi Arnold D. Samlan is a Jewish educator and rabbi living in Miami, Florida. He serves as executive director of the Orloff Central Agency for Jewish Education of Broward County.