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Modern Varieties of Judaism / Edition 1

Modern Varieties of Judaism / Edition 1

by Joseph Leon BlauJoseph Leon Blau


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In the sphere of religion Dr. Blau describes the adjustments that Judaism has made in the past two centuries—adjustments that allow both change and continuity within an age-old tradition. He deals in order of their emergence with the religion's major branches (Reform, Neo-Orthodox, and Conservative) and appraises the Zionist movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231086684
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 04/22/1972
Series: American Lectures on the History of Religions
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 217
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.93(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joseph L. Blau is the author or editor of many books, including The Jews of the United States, 1790-1840: A Documentary History (3 volumes, 1964), which he edited jointly with Salo. W. Baron.

Table of Contents

1. Emancipation and the Birth of Modern Judaism
2. The Initial Response: Reform Judaism in Europe and America
3. Reformulating Jewish Orthodoxy: Samson Raphael Hirsch and His Successors
4. The Complex Phenomenon of Conservative Judaism
5. Zionism: From Religious Nationalism to National Religion
6. Was Emancipation a Mistake? Mid-Twentieth-Century Appraisals

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