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Steven T. Katz, <i>American Rabbi: The Life and Thought of Jacob B. Agus</i>. New York: New York University Press, 1997. 244 pp. Steven T. Katz, <i>American Rabbi: The Life and Thought of Jacob B. Agus</i>. New York: New York University Press, 1997. 244 pp. Steven T. Katz (ed.), <i>The Essential Agus: The Writings of Jacob B. Agus</i>. New York: New York University Press, 1997. 573 pp.

Reuven Hammer

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780195134681
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848652 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0036

Series: Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Steven T. Katz, American Rabbi: The Life and Thought of Jacob B. Agus. New York: New York University Press, 1997. 244 pp. Steven T. Katz, American Rabbi: The Life and Thought of Jacob B. Agus. New York: New York University Press, 1997. 244 pp. Steven T. Katz (ed.), The Essential Agus: The Writings of Jacob B. Agus. New York: New York University Press, 1997. 573 pp.

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A review of the books, American Rabbi: The Life and Thought of Jacob B. Agus and The Essential Agus: The Writings of Jacob B. Agus by Steven T. Katz, is presented. In these two volumes, Katz presents a significant contribution to the literature of modern Jewish thought in America. In the first book, he gathers together a series of papers on various aspects of Jacob Agus' thought as well as some personal reminiscences. As with all such collections, there is a certain amount of overlap among the various essays, but taken as a whole they provide a concise summary of the multiple facets of Agus' astonishing accomplishments.

Keywords: Jacob B. Agus; Jewish thought; Jewish literature

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Subjects: History of Religion

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