Thursday, October 1, 2015

Did Rabbi Heschel Influence Pope Francis?

Yes he did.  Francis' ideas are not Catholic!

Some of Heschel's ideas Francis has adopted as his own:
  1. God searchs for us,
  2. God's presence in all people and in diverse religions,
  3. The failure of religion,
  4. and the urgency of interreligious dialogue.
A shorter version of this article appeared in the October 27, 2014 Issue of America: The National Catholic Review as Interfaith Affinity: The shared vision of Rabbi Heschel and Pope Francis.  One can read that previous article in our blog post, Reading Francis through Heschel.

Read the expanded full article (pdf) here:

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