The Chosen People in America

The Chosen People in America : A Study in Jewish Religious Ideology

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Eisen analyzes the attempts of American Jewish thinkers to adapt the notion of closeness to the context of the new country. He traces the reinterpretations of "second-generation" American Jews and examines the "third generation" (1955 to the present).show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 155.4 x 234.4 x 18.8mm | 452.86g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253209617
  • 9780253209610

About Arnold M. Eisen

ARNOLD M. EISEN is Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University and author of Galut: Modern Jewish Reflection on Homelessness and more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Part One: Introduction I. A Part and Apart Part Two: The Second Generation (1930-1955) II. Nation, People, Religion-What Are We? III. Reform Judaism and the Mission unto the Nations IV. Mordecai Kaplan and the New Jewish Vocation V. Conservatism, Orthodoxy, and th Affirmation of Election Part Three: The Third Generation (1955-1980) VI. Ambassadors at Home VII. Children of the Halfway Covenant Part Four: Conclusion VIII. The Lessons of Choseness in America Notes Bibliography Indexshow more

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