The American Judaism Of Mordecai M. Kaplan

The American Judaism Of Mordecai M. Kaplan

by Emanuel Goldsmith, Robert Seltzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814730523

ISBN-13: 9780814730522

Pub. Date: 10/01/1992

Publisher: New York University Press

Mordecai M. Kaplan, a pioneering figure in the reinterpretation and redefinition of Judaism in the 20th century, embraced religious liberalism, naturalism, and empiricism, and gave expression to a unique American attitude in philosophy and theology. This volume, the first comprehensive treatment of Kaplan since his death in 1983 . . . illustrates Kaplan's links to

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Mordecai M. Kaplan, a pioneering figure in the reinterpretation and redefinition of Judaism in the 20th century, embraced religious liberalism, naturalism, and empiricism, and gave expression to a unique American attitude in philosophy and theology. This volume, the first comprehensive treatment of Kaplan since his death in 1983 . . . illustrates Kaplan's links to traditional Jewish roots and demonstrates his evolutionary philosophy of Jewish culture, his Zionist orientation, and the vast range of his thought and action. The volume also features a complete bibliography of Kaplan's writings.
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A must for every serious thinker probing American Jewish culture, history and theology.
— Alfred GottschalkPresident, Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion

These highly knowledgeable essays provide us with a new and more complex image of a central personality in 20th century American Jewish life. They are indispensable for understanding the influences that helped shape Mordecai Kaplan's thought and personality, the nature of his relationships with significant contemporaries, and the various aspects of his ideology and practical program for American Jewry.
— Professor Michael A. MeyerDepartment of Jewish HistoryHebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion

This leading American Jewish thinker of the pre-war period is still the point of departure for any attempt to construct a Judaism for this new age in the history of the Jewish people. The volume brings them an and this thought to life.
— Dr. Arthur GreenPresident, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

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ISBN-13:
9780814730522
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Series:
Reappraisals in Jewish Social and Intellectual History Series
Pages:
478
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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