Steven Kepnes

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Steven Kepnes

Professor of the Study of World Religions, Professor of Religion and Jewish Studies; Director of Chapel House and Director of the Fund for the Study of the Great Religions

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Religion, Jewish Studies
303A Lawrence Hall

B.A., Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1974; M.A., Ph.D, University of Chicago, 1976, 1983

"Jewish Philosophy and Theology," "Religion, Reason and God," "Comparative Scriptures: Jewish, Christian, Muslim,"  "Western Traditions,"  "Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism"

Jewish Theology, Jewish philosophy and ethics, German Jewish Thought,  Western traditions in religion and philosophy 

Theology and Ethics in Judaism,  Comparative Scripture, Hermeneutics, Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Editor, Cambridge Companion to Jewish Theology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming)

A Positive Jewish Theology (Oxford University Press: Forthcoming)

The Future of Jewish Theology (London: Blackwell, 2013)

Jewish Liturgical Reasoning,   NY: Oxford University Press (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

Advanced Jewish Studies, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem,  2018

Kehoe Professor in Jewish Studies, Gregorium University, Rome (2011)

Fellow, Hebrew University and Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel 1993-95; ; Co-editor, Journal of Textual Reasoning, 2010-2013, Editor, Judaism section, Religious Studies Review 1990-93