Samuel A. Oppenheim, the author of The Historical Evolution Of Judaism, With Comparisons To Other Systems Of Thought, traces the evolution of the Jewish religion as a response to historical events, and how its development interacts with the history of Jews as individuals and the outside world, and how Judaism compares to other religions. The author presents the text in a format to help the reader gain a better and more thorough understanding of Judaism and its interconnection both with Jewish history and other systems of thought, with specific emphasis on Islam and Christianity.
- Paperback: 258 pages
- Author: Samuel A. Oppenheim
- ISBN-13: 978-1936778836
This is a competent and comprehensive review of the subject by an historian of broad scholarship. His objectivity is admirable, given the controversy swirling around the subject. Though the author is a specialist, this book is written for the intelligent layperson.
When major changes in existing theology occur and are recognized during the short span of human life, the result is so startling as to become the basis of a new religion. This book is an intellectual treat for anyone who has an interest how Jewish theology itself evolved to reflect the changes from primitive times to the present day.