Dr. Solomon Schechter, president of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, was known all over the world as an authority on Judaism. In Some Aspects of Rabbinic Theology, Schechter seeks to provide a more general understanding of broader aspects of rabbinic theology, rather than a systematic theological examination. The text presents a Jewish stance grounded in orthodoxy to discuss what rabbis believe about God and Israel, the visible and invisible kingdom of God, the law, sin, forgiveness, and other significant theological topics.
This text is useful for Christians who interact with Jewish people and struggle to find footing for religious discussions. While there are a number of points in which Some Aspects of Rabbinic Theology strongly aligns with Christian teachings, the text also illuminates key points in which Christian beliefs differ, such as the Jewish doctrines of sin and forgiveness.
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- Discusses significant theological topics like the kingdom of God, sin, and forgiveness
- Presents a Jewish perspective of Jewish teachings
- Offers a general examination of rabbinic theology
Praise for the Print Edition
We would recommend [Some Aspects of Rabbinic Theology] to every Christian student, but especially to those of our readers who, as pastors, have orthodox Jews in the neighborhood of their churches. It is their duty to include them in their pastoral work, but they cannot reach them until they know what these Jews believe.
—The Homiletic Review
- Title: Some Aspects of Rabbinic Theology
- Author: S. Schechter
- Publisher: The Macmillan Company
- Publication Date: 1909
- Pages: 384
About the Author
Solomon Schechter (1847–1915) was a rabbi, scholar, and educator who was best known as the president and founder of the United Synagogue of America, as well as president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He also started the American Conservative Jewish movement. His other work includes The Wisdom of Ben Sira.