JUST 3031 Individual versus Community: Struggling with Spinoza & Hashing it out with Herzl in Modern Jewish Thought
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as JUD 31.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Modernity challenged traditional Jewish society in innumerable ways. Considers how phenomena, such as Enlightenment, nationalism, feminism, and struggles for varied civil rights, spurred eclectic re-conceptualizations of Judaism. Explored through the influential writings of Spinoza, Mendelssohn, Heschel, Kook, and others. (Not open to students who have completed Judaic Studies 18.2 or 53.)
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