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Lecture 10

Lecture 10

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University of Toronto Scarborough
David Perley

Maybe a short answer question: Social distinctions of Judaism CONTEMPORARY JUDAISM • sEPHARSIM are jews that have a presence in the Mediterranean and middle-east areas • 2 primary divisions are orthodox ( tends to be conservative and traditional) and reform ( everything began modernized. Eg. Females now celebrate bat mitvazh) • Eg. Since orthodox is traditional, then they wouldn’t celebrate bat mitzvah for females however those that are reforms would • Orthodox with political power • Sienism: is the belief the recovery of the holy land is part of the salvation of Judaism; if you are an orthodox jew you don’t have to be a sienis. AMERICAN RELIGION • God’s Country: • Fundamentalism might be a BONUS QUESTION. • Many of the early settlers were very religious and believe that they were coming to a community with the same religious element. ( there were different sections/ religious groups) • Their goal was to chrisitanize the community • Proto-evangelicalism: coming out of prodesent group; having direct experience on saving Jesus; there would be creatures that hold a prayer, gathering, cause laughter, anger, upset(crying) and more • Orthodox would be more conservative and reform would be more liberal • Social gospel: origninated in urban areas, alcoholism, women did not have good roles, people lived in poverty, socially active ( the community gets it first, before each individual gets help….LISTEN AGAIN TO THIS PART) • Fundamentalism: 1911, for Christians to go back to the core of their tradition; they thought the bible was the beginning and end of the tradition; they believe the modernism is irrevelant since they are more traditional; so basically the community goes back to the fundamental elements of tradition; eg. Consvertive idea, importance of family, not buying into same gender marriages, radical, extrenis, irrational ( over the top); these characteristics are applied to all types of religions. “TRADITIONAL” AND “MODERN” • In a modern context: based on how people react to the modern world • Modernisit needs to for change, or willing to change to adapt to reasonable things in society WHAT IS MODERNITY? • Religious people may find modernity a problem= such as in the case of
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