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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
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JWST 151 - Modern Jewish Thought

Next Offered: 2009-2010
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 Hours
Attribute: 3 HU, CD, WR

An interpretive study of key figures and movements in modern Jewish thought, from the 17th to the 20th century. Central topics to be examined include the ideologies of the modern movements (Reform, Conservative, Orthodox), challenges to the veracity of biblical texts, authority of rabbinic tradition, and the place of the Jew and Judaism in an enlightened secular society. Thinkers to be studied include Spinoza, Mendelssohn, the Baal Shem Tov, Marx, Herzl, Kook, Buber, Soloveitchik and Heschel. Enrollment Limit: 40
Instructor: A. Socher
Prerequisites & Notes
Indentical to RELG 251.


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