Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 25, 2024  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

JS 247 - Issues in Contemporary Jewish Thought (3 Cr.)

(RLG 247 )
The modern world opened up vistas of possibilities for Jews, but it also posed profound problems for Judaism. The development of a modern historical consciousness and the possibility of political and social integration challenged traditional models of Jewish religiosity and identity and opened up the space for new forms of “Jewishness.” In this course, we will inquire into the nature and meaning of “Jewish modernity.” What does it mean to be a Jew and a modern at the same time? In what ways can modern Jewish commitment be understood? This course examines these issues from the writings of Moses Mendelssohn, Herman Cohen, Martin Buber, Franz Roseznweig, Abraham J. Heschel, Rav Joseph Soloveitchik, Judith Plaskow, and Rachel Adler. Spring semester. Copulsky.