Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-185) and index.
From heroism to heterodoxy : the crisis of a movement and the danger to a faith -- The new messianism : passing phenomenon or turning point in the history of Judaism? -- Aborted initiatives and sustained attacks -- The second coming : a rejoinder -- Revisiting the second coming -- The Rabbinical Council of America resolution -- The Council of Torah Sages -- The spectre of idolatry -- Of false messianism, idolatry, and Lubavitch -- Debating Avodah Zarah -- Judaism is changing before our eyes -- From margin to mainstream : the consolidation and expansion of the messianist beachhead -- Explaining the inexplicable -- What must be done? -- Epitaph -- Appendix I. On a messiah who dies with his mission unfulfilled : selected quotations -- Appendix II. The parameters of Avodah Zarah -- Appendix III. Tosafot on 'association' (Shituf) -- Glossary.