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Preface i x Selectors x i i Jaco b B. Agus: An Introductor y Overvie w i Selections by Steven T. Katz 3 7 2 Th e Idea l Personality 3 9 3 Contemporar y Issue s 5 7 4 Neo-Maimonis m 9 2 PART ON E Jacob B. Agus as a Student o f Modern Jewish Philosoph y Selections and Prefatory Remarks by David Novak 12 1 5 Th e Commo n Cor e o f Modern Jewish Philosophy 12 3 6 Th e Nearnes s o f God 14 4 7 Ra v Kuk, A n Appreciation 16 9 CONTENTS v vi Contents PART TW O Jacob B. Agus as a Student o f Medieval Jewish Philosoph y and Mysticis m Selections and Prefatory Remarks by David R. Blumenthal 17 9 8 Th e Ris e o f Jewis h Rationalism 18 1 9 Th e Qabbala h 19 2 PART THRE E Jacob B. Agus and Jewish-Christian Dialogue : A View fro m the Christia n Sid e Selections and Prefatory Remarks by Eugene J.Fisher 20 9 10 Judais m and the New Testamen t 21 1 11 Perspective s for th e Stud y of the Book o f Acts 23 2 12 A New Kin d o f Christian-Jewish Disputatio n 24 3 PART FOU R Jacob Agus' Ideology o f American Judaism: American Jews or Jewish Americans ? Selections and Prefatory Remarks by Milton R. Konvitz 28 3 13 Wh o W e Are 28 5 14 Assimilation , Integration , Segregation : Th e Roa d to the Futur e 29 6 15 Jewis h Self-Imag e i n the Postwar World 31 4 PART FIV E The Concep t o f God in Jacob Agus' Theolog y Selection and Prefatory Remarks by William E. Kaufman 34 7 16 Th e Ide a of God 34 9 vii Contents PART SI X Jacob B. Agus on the Meaning o f Jewish Histor y an d Experienc e Selections and Prefatory Remarks by Neil Gillman 37 1 17 Epilogu e t o The Evolution ojJewish Thought 37 3 18 Th e Concep t o f Israel 39 8 PART SEVE N Jacob B. Agus and the Conservativ e Movemen t Selections and Prefatory Remarks by Mordecai Waxman 44 9 19 Reevaluatio n o f the "Responsu m o n th e Sabbath " 45 1 20 Birt h Control : A Dissent 45 8 21 La w in Conservative Judaism 46 0 22 A Theological Foundatio n fo r th e Halacha h 47 0 PART EIGH T Jewish La w as Standards Selection and Prefatory Remarks by Elliot N. Dorff 48 1 23 Th e Conservativ e Movemen t 48 3 PART NIN E Jacob B. Agus as Pulpit Rabb i Selections and Prefatory Remarks by Mark Loeb 52 7 24 Religio n an d Nationalism 52 9 25 Th e Covenan t Concept—Particularistic , Pluralistic , or Futuristic? 54 9 Bibliography o f the Works o f Jaco b B. Agus 56 6 527 ...

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