The Insecurity of Freedom

Book cover-The Insecurity of Freedom, black jacket with white text.

The Insecurity of Freedom (1966)

This collection of essays explores a range of theological, philosophical, and ethical topics. The essays reflect Heschel’s deep concern for the moral challenges of the time, particularly in the context of the Vietnam War and the broader social and political issues of the 1960s.

The central theme of the book revolves around the tension between freedom and security. Heschel examines the complex relationship between individual freedom and the responsibilities it entails. He discusses the moral dilemmas faced by individuals in a society marked by injustice, violence, and ethical uncertainties.

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