Bridging Self and Society: A Theological Proposal

By Seth D. Riemer

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Spring 1995

The author discusses questions about personal belief and definitions of God that have been raised by his Reconstructionist congregation. He argues that the tenets of Reconstructionist Judaism encourage us to assert our individuality and personhood but, ironically, they also discourage us from asserting the individuality or celebrating the personhood of God. The author suggests that this inconsistency (or oversight) of Reconstructionist faith has its origins within a context of modern ambivalence about the proper relation between individual prerogatives and communal norms.

Topic: Spirituality, Reconstructionist Judaism, Rabbinic Counseling, Religion

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Levine, Herb

Volume/Issue: Vol.60/No.2

Page Number(s): 41-47

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Genre: Article

Coverage: World

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Riemer, Seth D. Bridging Self and Society: A Theological Proposal. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Spring 1995: 41-47. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4531


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