[ree-kuh n-struhk-shuh-niz-uh m]
- a 20th-century movement among U.S. Jews, founded by Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, advocating that Judaism, being a culture and way of life as well as a religion, is in sum a religious civilization requiring constant adaptation to contemporary conditions so that Jews can identify more readily and meaningfully with the Jewish community.
Origin of Reconstructionism
1940–45; Reconstruction + -ism
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Examples from the Web for reconstructionism
If Reconstructionism remains marginal, Deace believes that the broader movement of covenant theology is growing.Ron Paul's Christian Reconstructionist Roots
January 3, 2012