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Scult, Mel

Overview
Works: 15 works in 70 publications in 2 languages and 3,931 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Diaries  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Mel Scult
Judaism as a civilization; toward a reconstruction of American-Jewish life by Mordecai Menahem Kaplan( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism as a Civilization is widely considered the genesis of the Reconstructionist Movement, representing a watershed moment in modern Judaism. In this classic book, Mordecai Kaplan introduced a new way of looking at Judaism: as an evolving religious civilization. His approach required innovation in liturgy and ritual, elimination of obsolete customs, and adjustment in light of prevailing social, political, and cultural conditions. Kaplan felt that all Jews--traditional and liberal, religious and secular--could play a part in this; 'reconstruction.'; Judaism as a Civilization, first published in 1934, remains one of the most original and thought-provoking contributions to modern Jewish thought
The radical American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan by Mel Scult( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mordecai M. Kaplan, founder of the Jewish Reconstructionist movement, is the only rabbi to have been excommunicated by the Orthodox rabbinical establishment in America. Kaplan was indeed a heretic, rejecting such fundamental Jewish beliefs as the concept of the chosen people and a supernatural God. Although he valued the Jewish community and was a committed Zionist, his primary concern was the spiritual fulfillment of the individual. Drawing on Kaplan's 27-volume diary, Mel Scult describes the development of Kaplan's radical theology in dialogue with the thinkers and writers who mattered to
Dynamic Judaism : the essential writings of Mordecai M. Kaplan by Mordecai Menahem Kaplan( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Hebrew and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism faces the twentieth century : a biography of Mordecai M. Kaplan by Mel Scult( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mel Scult's detailed biography traces the personalities, issues, and institutions that shaped and were shaped by Kaplan
The American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan by Mel Scult( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Millennial expectations and Jewish liberties : a study of the efforts to convert the Jews in Britain, up to the mid nineteenth century by Mel Scult( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communings of the spirit : the journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan by Mordecai Menahem Kaplan( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communings of the spirit by Mordecai Menahem Kaplan( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yahadut mitḥadeshet : ha-biyografyah shel Mordekhai M. Ḳaplan = Judaism faces the twentieth century by Mel Scult( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Hebrew and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Radical American Judaism of Mordecai M by Mel Scult( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mordecai M. Kaplan, founder of the Jewish Reconstructionist movement, is the only rabbi to have been excommunicated by the Orthodox rabbinical establishment in America. Kaplan was indeed a heretic, rejecting such fundamental Jewish beliefs as the concept of the chosen people and a supernatural God. Although he valued the Jewish community and was a committed Zionist, his primary concern was the spiritual fulfillment of the individual. Drawing on Kaplan's 27-volume diary, Mel Scult describes the development of Kaplan's radical theology in dialogue with the thinkers and writers who mattered to
The Baale boste reconsidered : the life of Mathilde Roth Schechter (M.R.S.) by Mel Scult( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

COMMUNINGS OF THE SPIRIT by Mel Scult( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conversations with Kaplan : audio clips of Mordechai Kaplan and Mel Scult, 1972 by Mordecai Menahem Kaplan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Pamphlets relating to Mordecai Kaplan] by Mel Scult( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beyond supernaturalism : the naturalist Judaism of Mordecai Kaplan by Mel Scult( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Judaism faces the twentieth century : a biography of Mordecai M. Kaplan
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Dynamic Judaism : the essential writings of Mordecai M. KaplanJudaism faces the twentieth century : a biography of Mordecai M. KaplanCommunings of the spirit : the journals of Mordecai M. KaplanCommunings of the spirit
Alternative Names
Scult, Melvyn Meyer

Skult, Mel, 1934-

סקולט, מל

סקולט, מל 1934-

Languages
English (67)

Hebrew (3)