Reconstructionism

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Re·con·struc·tion·ism

 (rē′kən-strŭk′shə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. 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.
2. A movement within Christianity seeking to reestablish biblical law as the basis for civil law and social mores.
3. A movement seeking to revive the beliefs and practices of a historic form of religion, especially a pre-Christian polytheistic religion.

Re′con·struc′tion·ist adj. & n.
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