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Stephen Kepnes

Steven Kepnes

Director of the Chapel House, Director of the Fund for the Study of Great Religions
Religion, 303A Lawrence Hall
p 315-228-7697

Degree

BA, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1974; MA, PhD, University of Chicago, 1976, 1983

Teaching Experience

"Jewish Philosophy," "God, Politics and the Good, " Western Traditions," "Holocaust,"  "The Land of Israel"

Specialties

Judaism, Jewish philosophy and ethics, Western traditions in religion and philosophy 

Interests

Ethics in Judaism and relations between Jewish ethics and contemporary ethical theory

Publications

Jewish Liturgical Reasoning,   NY: Oxford University (2007)

Edited with Basit Koshul, Studying the "Other," Understanding the "Self": Scripture, Reason and the Contemporary Islam-West Encounter NY: Palgrave Macmillan (2007)

Reasoning After Revelation: Dialogues in Postmodern Jewish Philosophy, with Peter Ochs and Robert Gibbs (Westview Press, 1997)

Editor, Interpreting Judaism in a Postmodern Age (New York University Press, 1996)

The Text as Thou (Indiana University Press, 1992)

The Challenge of Psychology to Faith, co-editor (NY: Seabury, 1982)

Articles in The Harvard Theological Review, Judaism, Journal of Jewish Studies, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

 

Distinctions

Fellow, Hebrew University and Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel 1993-95; editor, Judaism section, Religious Studies Review; co-editor, Journal of Textual Reasoning