The Greater Judaism in Making: A Study of Modern Evolution of Judaism (Classics in Judaica) (Hardcover)

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The Greater Judaism in Making: A Study of Modern Evolution of Judaism (Classics in Judaica) (Hardcover)

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Throughout history, Judaism has been under attack by other religions, attacks which strengthened the identification of the group as a whole. Modern challenges, however, are coming from different directions, and are producing different results. Jewish identification is declining at the same time as more and more Jewish groups to identify with are rising. Rather than being a disaster, Kaplan argues that the multiplicity of threads in Jewish life today represents the process of a radical transformation "nothing less than metamorphosis." It is in this way that Judaism is creating its own future, the greater Judaism in the making.
Mordecai Kaplan (1881-1983) was a rabbi and philosopher whose ideology, centering around the concept of Judaism as a civilization, led him to found the Reconstructionist movement. He was a prolific writer whose other books include The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish Religion (1937), The Future of the American Jew (1948), and The Purpose and Meaning of Jewish Existence (1964).
Product Details ISBN: 9781618111562
ISBN-10: 1618111566
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2011
Pages: 582
Language: English
Series: Classics in Judaica