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One Voice The Selected Sermons of W. Gunther Plaut

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ISBN-10: 1550027395

ISBN-13: 9781550027396

Edition: 2008

Authors: W. Gunther Plaut, Jonathan V. Plaut, W. Gunther Plaut

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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

W. Gunther Plaut was born in Germany, but in 1935 fled the Nazis for the United States, where he became a rabbi. He was President of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and from 1978 to 1985 served as Vice-Chair of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Rabbi Plaut received nineteen honorary degrees and was a Companion of the Order of Canada. He published twenty-five books. Rabbi Plaut passed away in February 2011.

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Religion
The Individual and the Cosmos
Is Religion Necessary?
Faith and Religion in a Secular Age
Faith and God
How Can I Believe in God?
The Search for a Personal Faith
The Pursuit of God
The Pursuit of God II
I Pray Because ....
Faith as a Means to Trump Pessimism
The Need to Believe
Who Is the God I Can Believe In?
Believing in a God Who Is Not Almighty
Ethics and Values
On Having Time
Love Thyself
Word and Deed
The Meaning of Life
The Challenge of Freedom
Our Disposable Society
Being a Jew
Why Remain Jews?
The Impossibility of Being a Jew
The Counterforce in Human History
Who Is a Jew?
Exile and Israel
God's Laughter
The Rescue of God
Jewish Universalism
Reform Judaism
It's Easy to Be Orthodox and Hard to Be Reform
Conforming and Reforming
What It Means to Be Religious
From "We" to ''I''
The Sins of Reform
Israel
Israel
Surrendering Jerusalem
Is Israel Necessary?
Our Responsibility to Israel
My Israel
Age and Generations
The Descent From the Mountain
Becoming "Old"
Death
Escape From Reality
Death
The Search for Personal Immortality
On Life and Afterlife
God and My Wife
Envoi
Chazak v'Ematz
W. Gunther Plaut Bibliography 1997-2003
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