American Reform Judaism and the Southern Baptist Convention: Responses to Social Trends
Kaplan, Dana, Langston, Scott, Shofar
This article addresses current trends in Reform Judaism by examining the role played by the new platform adopted in 1999 by the Central Conference of American Rabbis. The approval of a new statement of faith by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), known as the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message, demonstrates a parallel response to the demands of modern society and institutional survival. Yet, in choosing similar responses, the Reform movement and the SBC are seeking to achieve different purposes. Although Reform has tried to reflect the diversity found in American society, the SBC has chosen to stand apart from it, often taking on an adversarial position, while also attempting to transform …
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Publication information: Article title: American Reform Judaism and the Southern Baptist Convention: Responses to Social Trends. Contributors: Kaplan, Dana - Author, Langston, Scott - Author. Journal title: Shofar. Volume: 24. Issue: 3 Publication date: Spring 2006. Page number: 1+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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