Judaism and the Science of Religion, R. Louis Grossmann, New York 1889 (50049)

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Lot Number: 50049
Title (English): Judaism and the Science of Religion
Note: Only Edition
Author: Louis Grossmann
City: New York
Publisher: Putman's & Son
Publication Date: 1889
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description

Only edition, viii, [1], 190 pp., quarto, 195:129 mm., light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in the original boards, rubbed

 

Detail Description

Louis Grossmann was born in Vienna, Austria on February 24, 1863 to Rabbi Ignatz and Nettie (Rosenbaum) Grossmann. He immigrated to the United States and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. There he attended Hughes High School and, later, the University of Cincinnati and the Hebrew Union College. Grossmann completed his studies at the University and the College in the same year, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from U.C. and being ordained a rabbi by H.U.C. in 1884. In later years, Grossmann received two more degrees from H.U.C., a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1889 and a Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 1922. In 1911, Grossmann studied for a year at the University of Jena.

Following his graduation in 1884 Grossmann went to Detroit, Michigan to become Rabbi at Temple Beth El. He remained in Detroit until 1898 when he returned to Cincinnati to become both Isaac M. Wise's successor as rabbi of Congregation B'nai Yeshurun and a professor of ethics, pedagogy and theology at Hebrew Union College. Grossmann remained in both positions until 1922 when he retired and was elected Rabbi Emeritus by his congregation, and professor emeritus by H.U.C.

Grossmann was active in many different organizations. He was a founder of the Teachers Institute of Hebrew Union College and served as the Institute's principal from 1909-1918. He was an editorial writer for the American Israelite from 1900-1905 and was a member of the organizing committee for the First Universal Congress of Races in London, England in 1911. He was president of the Jewish Religious Education Association of Ohio, the Rabbinical Association of Ohio and the Central Conference of American Rabbis. In addition, Grossmann was a founder and honorary president of the Western Association of Jewish Ministers.

Grossmann was also prolific as a lecturer and writer. Before joining the faculty at H.U.C., he lectured there on Comparative Religion in 1897. He also lectured on Jewish Ethics at the Lewissohn Foundation in New York in 1909. Among some of his more important and well known writings were: "Judaism and the Science of Religion" (1889); "Maimonides" (1890); "Aims of Teaching in Jewish Schools" (1918); and, with David Philipson, the biography, Isaac M. Wise (1900).

Louis Grossmann died in Detroit in 1926.

 

References

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41740482/ludwig-grossmann; Singerman #3788