Boston, S. E. Cassino And Co., 1886. Item #25826

1st edition. Original publisher's cloth, Hardcover 8vo, 2 + L. + vii-xi, 290 pages. 19 cm. Singerman 3490. Schindler (1842–1915) , was a “U. S. Reform rabbi and social worker. Schindler, born in Neisser, Silesia, the son of an Orthodox rabbi, was sent to Breslau when he was 13 to train for the rabbinate. After two years he gave up his rabbinical studies, graduating from the gymnasium and eventually qualifying as a teacher. In 1868 he led a small congregation in Westphalia, but his views proved too liberal. Influenced by Darwinism and Bible criticism, he adopted a radical and even assimilationist standpoint and was closely associated with Boston’s advanced thinkers, particularly Minot J. Savage, a rebel against Christian Orthodoxy who eventually led the New York Community Church. Schindler's theological and political radicalism, and apparently his German background, proved unpalatable to his congregation, and he retired from the rabbinate in 1894, becoming superintendent first of the Federation of Jewish Charities and then of the Leopold Morse Home. Among Schindler’s publications were Messianic Expectations and Modern Judaism, and Dissolving Views in the History of Judaism” (Temkin in EJ 2007), SUBJECT (S) : Messiah. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Lightly bumped corners. Excellent condition. (AMR-56-61).

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