The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish Religion / Edition 1

The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish Religion / Edition 1

by Mordecai M Kaplan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814325521

ISBN-13: 9780814325520

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

In this book, Kaplan enlarges on his notion of functional reinterpretation and then actually applies it to the entire ritual cycle of the Jewish year-a rarity in modern Jewish thought. This work continues to function as a central text for the Reconstructionist movement, whose influence continues to grow in American Jewry.  See more details below

Overview

In this book, Kaplan enlarges on his notion of functional reinterpretation and then actually applies it to the entire ritual cycle of the Jewish year-a rarity in modern Jewish thought. This work continues to function as a central text for the Reconstructionist movement, whose influence continues to grow in American Jewry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814325520
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
381
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Foreword to 1962 Edition
Preface
Ch. IIntroduction: How to Reinterpret the God Idea in the Jewish Religion1
Ch. IIGod as the Power that Makes for Salvation40
Ch. IIIGod as the Power that Makes for Social Regeneration104
Ch. IVGod as the Power that Makes for the Regeneration of Human Nature149
Ch. VGod in Nature and in History188
Ch. VIGod as the Power that Makes for Cooperation202
Ch. VIIGod Felt as a Presence243
Ch. VIIIGod as the Power that Makes for Freedom265
Ch. IX"God as the Power that Makes for Righteousness - Not Ourselves"297
Ch. XJewish Religion as a Means to Jewish National Survival330
Index369

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