The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish Religion

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Wayne State University Press, 1962 - Religion - 381 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

CHATTER
1
ish religion in a changing world p 1 2
9
tion p 14 4 The synthesis of incompatible
20
the modern point of view p 25 6 God
34
GOD AS THE POWER THAT MAKES FOR SALVA
40
antithesis of irrevocable fate and absolute evil
61
GOD AS THE POWER THAT MAKES FOR SOCIAL
104
Gods immanence p 106 2 The revaluation
112
source of happiness competition its principal
228
GOD FELT AS A PRESENCE
243
GOD AS THE POWER THAT MAKES
265
The meaning of freedom p 268 2
293
The association of religion with the moral
299
law p 299 2 The Jewish contribution to
306
divine sanction p 311 5 Righteousness to
320
CHAPTER PACE
330

tional one p 126 5 What constitutes the
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GOD AS THE POWER THAT MAKES FOR
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p 178
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GOD IN NATURE AND IN HISTORY
188
CHAPTER PAGE
202
ization after another p 334 3 How Judaism
347
civilization p 347 4 The reconstruction
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INDEX
369
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About the author (1962)

Kaplan emigrated to the United States from Lithuania at the age of 8. After graduating from Columbia University in 1902, he was ordained a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he taught for the next 50 years. His attempts to adapt Judaism to the modern world, particularly to the American situation, led to the establishment of a new movement, Reconstructionism. He saw Judaism as representing, first and foremost, a religious civilization and proposed a Jewish theology shaped by Jewish experience and Jewish ethics.

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