W. Gunther Plaut is one of Reform Judaism's most acclaimed twentieth century rabbis and scholars. He is a gifted writer and intellectual whose ideas garner devotees throughout the world. "Eight Decades: The Selected Writings of W. Gunther Plaut" is a selection of his previously published articles and essays. They include discussions on history, biblical topics, literature and linguistics, theological questions, moral and social issues, perspectives on Reform Judaism, legal issues, and Israel. First published in magazines as diverse as "Maclean's, Atlantic, Commentary, Reconstructionist, Ontario Medical Review, Hebrew Union College Annual," and many others, each essay carries a unique message that is still relevant today. "Eight Decades" is a fitting companion to "One Voice: The Selected Sermons of W. Gunther Plaut," published in 2007 on the occasion of his ninety-fifth birthday.