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Abraham Geiger's liberal Judaism : personal meaning and religious authority

Author: Ken Koltun-Fromm
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2006.
Series: Jewish literature and culture.
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"Abraham Geiger's Liberal Judaism explores how religious authority and personal meaning interweave to produce a liberal mosaic of Jewish practice in Geiger's religious works. Discussing Geiger's views of history, memory, text, education, ritual, gender, and the rabbinate in nineteenth-century German Jewry, Koltun-Fromm uncovers Geiger's appeal to personal meaning to create religious authority for modern Jews. This  Read more...
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Koltun-Fromm, Ken.
Abraham Geiger's liberal Judaism.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2006
(DLC) 2005037578
(OCoLC)62762251
Named Person: Abraham Geiger; Abraham Geiger; Abraham Geiger
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Koltun-Fromm
ISBN: 9780253111852 0253111854 9780253347442 0253347440
OCLC Number: 145747762
Description: 1 online resource (x, 180 p.)
Contents: Introduction: Abraham Geiger, religious authority, and personal meaning --
Historical memory and the authority of religious Judaism --
The practice of hermeneutical authority --
The gendered politics of authority --
Rabbinic authority --
Jewish education and the authority of personal meaning --
Conclusion: the practice of authority.
Series Title: Jewish literature and culture.
Responsibility: Ken Koltun-Fromm.

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German rabbi, scholar, and theologian Abraham Geiger (1810-1874) is recognized as the principal leader of the Reform movement in German Judaism. This work presents an argument that for Geiger,  Read more...

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.".. Koltun Fromm (Haverford) convincingly articulates the heart of Geiger's theology.... [He] argues that, despite certain blind spots in his thinking, Geiger's consistent understanding of personal Read more...

 
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