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Jewish Theology in North America: Notes on Two Decades

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Publication Date: January 1991

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Arnold Eisen

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: American Jews; Jewish culture

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

An overview of the Jewish theology produced in America since 1969 is offered. Although there has been a prodigious amount of religious reflection in America, the theological form known to us from past eras have largely been absent in the U.S., particularly in recent decades. The article also presents an interpretative sketch of the existing literature focusing on covenant theology and confrontation with the Holocaust.