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Tables of Contents for Platforms and Prayer Books
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Foreword: Ellen M. Umansky
ix
The Reform Theological Enterprise at Work: Debating Theory and Practice in the American Religious ``Marketplace''
Dana Evan Kaplan
1
24
Part I: The Historical Context
Platforms and Prayer Books: From Exclusivity to Inclusivity in Reform Judaism
Herbert Bronstein
25
16
``America is Different!'': Reform Judaism and American Pluralism
Jerome A. Chanes
41
8
Miss Daisy's Planet: The Strange World of Reform Judaism in the United States, 1870-1930
Yaakov Ariel
49
12
The Theologian of the 1885 Pittsburgh Platform: Kaufmann Kohler's Vision of Progressive Judaism
Robert F. Southard
61
20
Renewing Reform Judaism: From Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh
Walter Jacob
81
12
Our Collective Identity as Reform Jews
Michael A. Meyer
93
6
Part II: Liturgical Studies
The First Reform Prayer Book in America: The Liturgy of the Reformed Society of Israelites
Gary P. Zola
99
20
The Continuity of Change in Jewish Liturgy
Judith Z. Abrams
119
10
Meditation in Progressive Judaism
Eric L. Friedland
129
26
The Challenge of a Single Prayer Book for the Reform Movement
Peter S. Knobel
155
18
Part III: Comparative Studies
Challenges to Using the Same Measures of Religiosity for Both Christians and Jews
Cory Michael Lebson
173
10
Two Trains Passing: Reconstructionism and Reform in Twentieth-Century American Judaism
Richard Hirsh
183
24
The Return of the Liminal to Reform Judaism
Seth Kunin
207
14
Better the Devil You Know...and Other Contemporary Identity Narratives: Comparing Orthodox to Reform Judaism
Debra Renee Kaufman
221
12
Part IV: Autonomy and Authority in Texts
Reform Judaism and Halacha: A Rapprochement?
Peter J. Haas
233
14
Building a Postmodern Reform Judaism: The Example of Eugene B. Borowitz
S. Daniel Breslauer
247
14
Oral Torah: Reading Jewish Texts Jewishly in Reform Judaism
Michael L. Satlow
261
10
Beyond Autonomy: The Texts and Our Lives
Leon A. Morris
271
14
American Reform: Observations from the Margin
Dow Marmur
285
12
Index
297
16
About the Contributors
313
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