Theology, Sociology, Ideology: Jewish Thought in America

By Arnold Eisen

Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982

The purpose of the present essay is to account for the nontheological character of American Jewry thought during the first decade following the Second World War, and to show the functions served by the form which American Jewish thought did assume. This inquiry should in turn shed light on our contemporary theological situation, particularly on the dilemmas posed for the theology when it gives way to functionalism and to what we term religious ideology. Our focus shall be on the question whether and in what sense the Jews are God's chosen people.

Topic: Culture, Scholarship, Academic Research

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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