lecture 10.docx

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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 “abstraction”:
disconnected from family; lack of certain aspects
Futurity: having a future orientation than present
Individuation: the downside to modernity and individualism can result in feeling disconnected
from many people such as from your religious family; it has its ups and downs
Liberation: idea of being free; freedom is not just a universal principle; some relgions use their
freedom to do certain activities
Secularization: certain denominations are indeclined; don’t have to be soo superstious and can
over than
HARVEY COX’S “FIVE PILLARS OF MODERNITY”
In the modern world, the size is very significant
In a 21st century context: there are more primary ways of interpreting things happening in the
modern world
Profit maximization: connected to Capitalism
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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. Since orthodox is traditional, then they wouldn"t celebrate bat mitzvah for females however those that are reforms would. 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. 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.

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