Modern Varieties of Judaism / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Columbia University Press
In the sphere of religion Dr. Blau describes the adjustments that Judaism has made in the past two centuriesadjustments 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.
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