Monday, August 13, 2012

Man: Natural and Transcendent


"We come across a dual concept of man in the Bible. His element of transcendence was well-known to the Biblical Jew. Yet transcendence was always seen against the background of naturalness. The canvas was man's immanence; transcendence was just projected on it as a display of colors. It was more a modifying than a basic attribute of man."

(Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, The Emergence of Ethical Man, pg. 9)

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