February 26, 2010
10:00 – 12:00 am
J. Baskin Engineering Auditorium
Professor Shaul Magid holds the Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Chair in Jewish Studies at Indiana University. His research and teaching focuses on Kabbalah, Hasidism, medieval and modern Jewish philosophy, gender and religion, Israel/Palestine, and American Jewish thought and culture. He is the the editor of God’s Voice from the Void: Old and New Essays on Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav (Suny Press, 2001), co-editor of Beginning Again: Toward a Hermeneutic of Jewish Texts (Seven Bridges Press, 2002) and the author of Hasidism on the Margin: Reconciliation, Antinomianism, and Messianism in Izbica and Radzin Hasidism (University of Wisconsin Press, 2003) and the award winning From Metaphysics to Midrash: Myth, History and the Interpretation of Scripture in Lurianic Kabbalah (Indiana University Press, 2008). Magid also serves on the board of CHAI (The Children of Abraham Institute) dedicated to the pursuit of inter-faith dialogue between Jews, Christians and Muslims.
This talk is sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies with support from the David B. Gold Foundation. Staff support provided by the Institute for Humanities Research.