Michael Wyschogrod was a Jewish philosopher, theologian, author, professor, and leader in Jewish-Christian dialogue.
The original edition of this book describes it as an attempt to 'develop a comprehensive understanding of traditional Judaism in conversation with contemporary philosophical and Christian thought.' This book has been praised by many as one of the most exciting and inspiring books of Jewish theology to be published in a long time.
Abraham's Promise aptly captures the broad scope of Wyschogrod's work on Judaism and the Jewish-Christian encounter, collecting seminal essays, articles, and reviews that address such topics as the God of Abraham and the God of philosophy, sin and atonement, Judaism and the land, the Six Day War, Paul on Jews and Gentiles, and the theology of Karl Barth.
"I feel that an ontology is quite clearly discernible in Kierkegaard and, by first formulating it and then contrasting it with that of Heidegger, a certain insight can be gained into the relationship between ontology and the existential approach."
Published in First Things, May 2010.
Published in Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought
Vol. 17, No. 1 (FALL 1977), pp. 63-78
Michael Wyschogrod and the Challenge of God's Scandalous Love, by Leora Batnitzky, Spring 2016
Michael Wyschogrod, Dean of Orthodox Jewish Theologians, Dies at 87, by David P. Goldman. Dec. 18, 2015
My father, Michael Wyschogrod, Jewish philosopher and theologian, was born in Berlin on September 28, 1928. In 1939, he fled Germany with his parents and brother. In November 2011, he traveled to Berlin and Budapest with me, my husband, and our three children. One evening, in our hotel room in Budapest, we asked him to tell the whole extraordinary story of his escape from Germany. This is the tale he told us.