New Horizons of Revelation on the Axis of 21st-Century Jewish Theology

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Miriam Feldmann Kaye examines 21st-century Jewish theology through the concepts of difference and multiplicity and the influence of postmodernism. Feldmann Kaye notes that polarities were core to modern Jewish thought, but such an approach is not sufficient for a 21st-century experience. For example, she argues that “Contemporary discourse around belief is often construed as a ‘journey' in diasporic Judaism, wherein the presumption exists that the individual oscillates between different types and modes of belief.” Instead, she suggests a philosophy of dialog, which emerged out of the Existentialist movement, reflecting a shift from the individual as a focal point to the individual in their role as part of a collective and faith as something that is open to different interpretations. In this regard, Feldmann Kaye elevates the concept and importance of “texts” as part of interpretation and as it is animated through practices such as liturgy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Judaism in the 21st Century
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781000850321
ISBN (Print)9780367621872
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023

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© 2023 selection and editorial matter, Keren Eva Fraiman and Dean Phillip Bell; individual chapters, the contributors.


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