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The movement for religious reform in modern Judaism represents one of the most significant phenomena in Jewish history during the last two hundred years. It introduced new theological conceptions and innovations in liturgy and religious practice that affected millions of Jews, first in central and Western Europe and later in the United States. Today Reform Judaism is one of the three major branches of Jewish faith. Bringing to life the ideas, issues, and personalities that have helped to shape modern Jewry, Response to Modernity offers a comprehensive and balanced history of the Reform Movement, tracing its changing configuration and self-understanding from the beginnings of modernization in late 18th century Jewish thought and practice through Reform's American renewal in the 1970s.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Preface: Considerations of Historiography
  2. pp. vii-xiii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Prologue: The Question of Precedents
  2. pp. 3-9
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  1. 1. Adapting Judaism to the Modern World
  2. pp. 10-61
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  1. 2. Ideological Ferment
  2. pp. 62-99
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  1. 3. Growth and Conflict on German Soil
  2. pp. 100-142
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  1. 4. European Diffusion
  2. pp. 143-180
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  1. 5. Consolidation and Further Advance
  2. pp. 181-224
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  1. 6. America: The Reform Movement's Land of Promise
  2. pp. 225-263
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  1. 7. "Classical" Reform Judaism
  2. pp. 264-295
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  1. 8. Reorientation
  2. pp. 296-334
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  1. 9. An International Movement
  2. pp. 335-352
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  1. 10. The New American Reform Judaism
  2. pp. 353-384
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  1. Epilogue: In Quest of Continuity
  2. pp. 385-386
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  1. Appendix: The Platforms of American Reform Judaism
  2. pp. 387-394
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 395-474
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  1. Bibliographical Essay
  2. pp. 475-477
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 479-494
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814337554
Related ISBN
9780814325551
MARC Record
OCLC
794443556
Pages
494
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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