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The Resource How Judaism became a religion : an introduction to modern Jewish thought, Leora Batnitzky

How Judaism became a religion : an introduction to modern Jewish thought, Leora Batnitzky

Label
How Judaism became a religion : an introduction to modern Jewish thought
Title
How Judaism became a religion
Title remainder
an introduction to modern Jewish thought
Statement of responsibility
Leora Batnitzky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Is Judaism a religion, a culture, a nationality--or a mixture of all of these? In How Judaism Became a Religion, Leora Batnitzky boldly argues that this question more than any other has driven modern Jewish thought since the eighteenth century. This wide-ranging and lucid introduction tells the story of how Judaism came to be defined as a religion in the modern period--and why Jewish thinkers have fought as well as championed this idea. Ever since the Enlightenment, Jewish thinkers have debated whether and how Judaism--largely a religion of practice and public adherence to law--can fit into a modern, Protestant conception of religion as an individual and private matter of belief or faith. Batnitzky makes the novel argument that it is this clash between the modern category of religion and Judaism that is responsible for much of the creative tension in modern Jewish thought. Tracing how the idea of Jewish religion has been defended and resisted from the eighteenth century to today, the book discusses many of the major Jewish thinkers of the past three centuries, including Moses Mendelssohn, Abraham Geiger, Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, Zvi Yehuda Kook, Theodor Herzl, and Mordecai Kaplan. At the same time, it tells the story of modern orthodoxy, the German-Jewish renaissance, Jewish religion after the Holocaust, the emergence of the Jewish individual, the birth of Jewish nationalism, and Jewish religion in America"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Batnitzky, Leora Faye
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Judaism
  • Judaism
  • RELIGION
  • Judaism
  • Judaism
  • Judentum
  • Jüdische Philosophie
  • Religionsphilosophie
Label
How Judaism became a religion : an introduction to modern Jewish thought, Leora Batnitzky
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. I: Judaism as a religion. Chapt. 1: Modern Judaism and the invention of Jewish religion -- Chapt. 2: Religion as history: religious reform and the invention of modern Orthodoxy -- Chapt. 3: Religion as reason and the separation of religion from politics -- Chapt. 4: Religion as experience: the German-Jewish Renaissance -- Chapt. 5: Jewish religion after the Holocaust -- pt. II. : Detaching Judaism from religion. Chapt. 6: The irrelevance of religion and the emergence of the Jewish individual -- Chapt. 7: The transformation of tradition and the invention of Jewish culture -- Chapt. 8: The rejection of Jewish religion and the birth of Jewish nationalism -- Chapt. 9: Jewish religion in the United States -- Conclusion
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ocn744466022
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 211 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400839711
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613152534
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 315253
  • 22573/cttswrt
  • dbcca071-1af8-4884-9bbb-e5ad89d49958
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744466022
Label
How Judaism became a religion : an introduction to modern Jewish thought, Leora Batnitzky
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. I: Judaism as a religion. Chapt. 1: Modern Judaism and the invention of Jewish religion -- Chapt. 2: Religion as history: religious reform and the invention of modern Orthodoxy -- Chapt. 3: Religion as reason and the separation of religion from politics -- Chapt. 4: Religion as experience: the German-Jewish Renaissance -- Chapt. 5: Jewish religion after the Holocaust -- pt. II. : Detaching Judaism from religion. Chapt. 6: The irrelevance of religion and the emergence of the Jewish individual -- Chapt. 7: The transformation of tradition and the invention of Jewish culture -- Chapt. 8: The rejection of Jewish religion and the birth of Jewish nationalism -- Chapt. 9: Jewish religion in the United States -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn744466022
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 211 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400839711
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613152534
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 315253
  • 22573/cttswrt
  • dbcca071-1af8-4884-9bbb-e5ad89d49958
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744466022

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