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Hybrid Judaism: Irving Greenberg and the Encounter with American Jewish Identity

Abstract Over the course of more than half a century, Rabbi Dr. Irving Greenberg has developed a distinctive theology of intra- and inter-group relations. Deeply influenced by his experiences in the Christian-Jewish dialogue movement, Greenberg's covenantal theology and image of God idea coalesce into what I refer to as Hybrid Judaism, a conceptualization that anticipated key aspects David Hollinger's notion of Postethnicity. As such, Greenberg's system of thought is mistakenly categorized (by himself, as well as others) as an expression of pluralism. The twentieth century arc of social theories of group life in America, from Melting Pot to Postethnicity by way of Cultural Pluralism, serves to highlight the fact that Greenberg is better... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Kleinberg, Darren (Author) / Gereboff, Joel (Advisor) / Fessenden, Tracy (Committee member) / Moore, Moses (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Religion / Religious history / Judaic studies / Encounter / Greenberg / Hybrid / Identity / Irving / Jewish
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 244 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Religious Studies 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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