noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1942 1. a movement in 20th century American Judaism that advocates a creative adjustment to contemporary conditions through the cultivation of traditions and folkways shared by all Jews 2. advocacy of post-Civil War reconstruction • reconstructionist adjective or noun, often capitalized

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  • Christian Reconstructionism — This article is about the Protestant movement. For other uses, see Reconstructionism (disambiguation). Christian Reconstructionism is a religious and theological movement within Evangelical Christianity that calls for Christians to put their… …   Wikipedia

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