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Separation Of Church And State

Author: Dina de-Malkhuta
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817350357
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For the Jewish community, the end of the Middle Ages and the emergence of the modern nation-state brought the promise of equal citizenship as well as the possible loss of Jewish corporate identity. The legal maxim dina de-malkhuta dina (the law of the State is law) invoked in Talmidic times to justify the acceptance of the king’s law and qualified in the Middle Ages by Maimonides and Rashbam to include the requirement of consent by the governed underwent further redefinition by Jews in the Napoleonic age. Graff focuses on the struggle between 18th and 19th-century Jewish religious reformers and traditionalists in defining the limits of dina de-malkhuta dina. He traces the motivations of the reformers who, in their zeal to gain equality for the formerly disenfranchised Jewish communities in Western Europe, were prepared to render unto the State compromising authority over Jewish religious life under the rubric of dina de-malkhuta dina was intended to strike a balance between synagogue and state and not to be used as a pretext for the liquidation of the community’s corporate existence. Graff observes that the significance of dina de-malkhuta dina and its interpretation ids vital for an understanding of modern Jewish life as well as the relationship of Diaspora Jews to the Jewish community in the state of Israel.

Patriotismus Und Weltb Rgertum

Author: Michaela Wirtz
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110917904
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This study on conceptual history indicates how German-Jewish authors writing between 1750 and 1850 pitted definitions of their own against the general notions of 'nation', 'fatherland', 'patriotism', and 'nationalism' emerging in that period. This process is regarded against the background of their cultural and (incomplete) legal emancipation. The definitions were influenced not least by the Jewish origins of the authors in question. As a response to the dangerous growth of nationalism in the 19th century, they are very largely geared to the cosmopolitan view of patriotism typical of the German enlightenment.

Religion Children S Literature And Modernity In Western Europe 1750 2000

Author: Jan de Maeyer
Publisher: Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9789058674975
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In this book some 25 scholars focus on the relationship between religion, children's literature and modernity in Western Europe since the Enlightenment (c. 1750). They examine various aspects of the phenomenon of children's literature, such as types of texts, age of readers, position of authors, design and illustration. The role of religion in giving meaning both in a substantive sense as well as through the institutionalised churches is studied from an interdenominational point of view (Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism and Anglicanism). Finally, the contribution of pedagogy and child psychology in the interaction between modernity, religion and children's literature is also discussed.Various articles give a broad overview of the tensions between aesthetics and ethics and the demand for cultural autonomy in the development of children's literature. Children's bibles and missionary stories played an important part in the growing diversification of children's literature, as did the publication of illustrated reviews for children. Remarkable differences are highlighted in the involvement of religious societies and institutions, episcopally approved publishing houses and supervisory bodies in the publication, distribution and supervision of children's literature. This volume adopts a comparative approach in exploring the underlying religious, ideological and cultural dimensions of children's literature in modern society.)

Academic Approaches To Teaching Jewish Studies

Author: Zev Garber
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761815525
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In this follow-up book to Methodology in the Academic Teaching of Judaism, fourteen scholars and master teachers explore the challenges of teaching Jewish Studies at American schools of higher education both public and private. The essays provoke reflection upon the contents, goals, and methodology of instruction in Jewish Studies and candidly discuss what can and cannot be accomplished in the contemporary teaching of Wissenschaft des Judentums at the college and university level. The seminal ideas presented in Academic Approaches to Teaching Jewish Studies represent the cutting edge of pedagogical issues in Jewish Studies.

Jenseits Der Tradition

Author: Regina Grundmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1614513139
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This volume brings together new research perspectives on how religious traditions have been criticized, reconsidered, and modified by exploring the dialectics of continuity and rupture that pervade religious communities. The collected essays consider how forms of criticism are classified, perceived, and constructed in different critical discourses. This investigation sheds new light on the dynamics of religious transformation, past and present.