Joshua Blanchard
Oakland University
Drawing on the writings of the Jewish thinker, Abraham Joshua Heschel, I defend a partial response to the problem of divine hiddenness. A Jewish approach to divine love includes the thought that God desires meaningful relationship not only with individual persons, but also with communities of persons. In combination with John Schellenberg’s account of divine love, the admission of God’s desire for such relationships makes possible that a person may fail to believe that God exists not because of any individual failing, but because the individual is a member of a larger community that itself is culpable.
Keywords Abraham Joshua Heschel  Divine Hiddenness  Jewish Philosophy
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DOI 10.24204/ejpr.v8i4.1758
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