Kaplan, Mordecai M. Judaism as a Civilization.
Reconstructionist Press, New York. 1934. Jewish Publication Society; 1994.
Paperback. 640 pages. ISBN 0-827605-29-3. [One of the most original
contributions toward creating a comprehensive program for creative Jewish life.
Kaplan here offers his now famous concept of Judaism as an evolving religious
civilization. For Judaism to survive and grow, Jews must continue to
reconstruct their heritage in response to changes in social, political, and
Kaplan, Mordecai M. The Greater Judaism in the Making
Reconstructionist Press, New York. 1960. Out of Print.
Kaplan, Mordecai;Goldsmith, Emanuel S. (ed); Scult, Mel (ed).
Dynamic Judaism: The Essential Writings of Mordecai M. Kaplan. Fordham
Univ Pr; 1991. Paperback reprint edition. ISBN 0-823213-10-2.
Kaplan, Mordecai, M. The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish
Religion. Wayne State Univ Pr; 1994. Paperback reprint. ISBN 0-814325-52-1.
[Kaplan's most easily understood theological work. It is organized around the
Jewish holidays but actually is an elaboration of the basic concepts of his
theological system. This edition includes a new introduction, in which Kaplan's
thought is put in a historical perspective.]
Neusner, Jacob (ed). Conserving Conservative Judaism:
Reconstructionist Judaism (Judaism in Cold War America, 1945-1990, Vol. 7).
Garland Pub; 1993. Hardcover. ISBN 0-815300-78-6.
Prell, Riv-Ellen. Prayer and Community: The Havurah in American
Judaism. Wayne State Univ Pr; 1989. Paperback. ISBN: 0-814319-35-1.
Scult, Mel. Judaism Faces the Twentieth Century: A Biography of
Mordecai M. Kaplan (American Jewish Civilization Series). Wayne State Univ
Pr; 1994. Paperback. ISBN 0-814322-80-8.
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