Jewish Identity in the Changing World of American Religion

By Jonathan D. Sarna

University of Judaism, 1991

Sarna describes a basic change in the character of contemporary American religion that seems to him fraught with serious implications for American Jewish identity in the coming decades, and which is all too little discussed in professional Jewish circles. He is referring to the decline of the Judeo-Christian, Protestant-Catholic-Jew model of American religion, and the growth of non-Judeo-Christian religions, particularly Islam.

Topic: History, Jewish-Christian Relations, Islam, Jewish Identification, Change, Religion

Name of Publication: Jewish Identity in America

Editor: Ben-Horin, Yoav , Gordis, David M.

Page Number(s): 91-103

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Sarna, Jonathan D. Jewish Identity in the Changing World of American Religion. Jewish Identity in America. University of Judaism. 1991: 91-103. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12082


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