Wissenschaft and its discontents: Rabbinic education in an age of disbelief

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A recent gift to establish a new rabbinic ordination program at the University of Judaism provides the catalyst for faculty development of a new philosophy of religious education that emphasizes morally and epistemically oriented conceptions of learning. This paper traces the plight of modernity in premodern conceptions of Jewish learning, reviews responses to this plight during the past 150 years, and proposes an alternative view of learning that promotes the re-engagement of epistemic and moral authority in education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-269
Number of pages16
JournalReligious Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Religious studies


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