Judaism and civil religion

by S. Daniel Breslauer

Publisher: Scholars Press in Atlanta, Ga

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementS. Daniel Breslauer.
SeriesSouth Florida-Rochester-Saint Louis studies on religion and the social order ;, no. 3, South Florida-Rochester-Saint Louis studies on religion and the social order ;, v. 3.
LC ClassificationsBM205 .B74 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 269 p. ;
Number of Pages269
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1416693M
ISBN 101555409024
LC Control Number93026259

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Does Judaism have a theology of other religions? Emphatically, yes. Judaism has a wide range of texts that offer thoughts on other religions. In my book, Many Nations under God: Judaism and other Religions, I present the broad range of traditional sources bearing on this question of the theological relationship between Judaism and other religions. Judaism (jōō´dəĬz´əm, jōō´dē–), the religious beliefs and practices and the way of life of the term itself was first used by Hellenized Jews to describe their religious practice, but it is of predominantly modern usage; it is not used in the Bible or in Rabbinic literature and only rarely in the literature of . Chapter 1 in Civil Religion in Israel: Traditional Judaism and Political Culture in the Jewish State. University of California Press, , pp. 4– ISBN: [Preview with Google Books] ———. “The Civil Religion of Statism.” Chapter 4 in Civil Religion in Israel: Traditional Judaism and Political Culture in the Jewish. With Scripture thus severed from truth (or theoretical reason), what is left is a connection of Scripture with law and ethics (or practical reason). Scripture’s main purpose was to stipulate moral and civil law for the ancient Israelite polity, and Judaism is thus a religion of law, its faith simply a .

  Patrick and Trump may be outliers, but their attitudes reflect a truth about the way fervent faith in the power of commerce has, over time, become the closest thing Americans have to a civil religion.   1. In this context, and in this article, “American civil religion” refers not to a somewhat autonomous religion that is more of less phenomenologically and functionally equivalent to Judaism or Christianity but simply to the mythic belief that the United States is a latter-day chosen nation that has been brought into existence and providentially guided as a fundamentally new social order Cited by: 8. American civil religion is the idea that, even though the United States has no official religion and is made of up of adherents of every religion and no religion at all, there is a set of common. CIVIL RELIGION. Civil religion in America today refers to a national faith that has a creed and moves the people of the nation on occasion to stand in judgment on its laws when they perceive that those laws violate what the creed affirms. It also moves people to rejoice in their nation-state when they experience it as realizing the values of the creed.

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