- Reconstructionism is a 20th century branch of Judaism that focuses on modern changes to traditions and observances.
An example of reconstructionism is the branch of Judaism that is more modern thinking than reform Judaism.
a 20th-cent. movement in Judaism that stresses a dynamic creativity in adjusting to modern times, as by the adaptation and reinterpretation of traditional observances
- The branch of Judaism founded in the United States in the 1900s that regards Judaism as a religious civilization and questions the doctrine that the Jews are God's chosen people.
- A movement within Christianity seeking to reestablish biblical law as the basis for civil law and social mores.
- A movement seeking to revive the beliefs and practices of a historic form of religion, especially a pre-Christian polytheistic religion.
(countable and uncountable, plural reconstructionisms)