Talk­ing About God

Daniel F. Polish
  • Review
By – March 2, 2012
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.

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