Kaufman, William E.

Dr. William E. Kaufman is Emeritus Rabbi of Temple Beth El in Fall River Massachusetts and has served as Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Rhode Island College. Dr. Kaufman received his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Boston University. He is the author of 6 books and was ordained as a Rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York.

Evolving God in Jewish Process Theology
1997 0-7734-8648-8
This book is the first systematic examination of process themes in contemporary Jewish theology. After an overview of process theology, it traces process motifs in the writings of contemporary Jewish thinkers. Process theology as a kind of post-modernism is then explored. In conclusion it discusses the parallel concerns and inevitable tensions between Whiteheadian-Hartshornian process theology and contemporary Jewish theologies, and how the foundations for Jewish process theology require supplementation by process thinkers in the broader tradition, such as Alexander and Bergson.

Jewish Philosophical Response to the New Atheists - Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, and Hitchens
2014 0-7734-0064-8
A profound, valuable, scholarly study of theology from a cogent well- written Jewish perspective, exposing the arrogant disregard the “New Atheists” bring to the God-controversy by their collective neglect of the great variety of God- concepts embodied in the works of Jewish theologians.