11. Februar 2013
Martin-Buber-Professur: Internationaler Workshop in Beer Sheva
The Study and Appropriation of Kabbalah in the Modern Period
Im Rahmen des von der Thyssen-Stiftung geförderten Kooperationsprojekts mit der Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Beer Sheva) zum Thema "The Academic Study of Jewish Mysticism in the Modern Period (1830-1941)" veranstaltet die Martin-Buber-Professur für Jüdische Religionsphilosophie am Montag, den 11. Februar 2013 gemeinsam mit dem Goldstein-Goren International Center for Jewish Thought in Beer Sheva einen internationalen Workshop unter dem Titel "The Study and Appropriation of Kabbalah in the Modern Period".
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24. Januar 2013
Einladung zur öffentlichen Disputation
Der Fachbereich Evangelische Theologie lädt ein zur
im Rahmen des Dissertationsverfahrens von Herrn
am Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2013, 17.15 Uhr s.t.,
Raum 1.701 NG, Campus Westend
Die Dissertation trägt den Titel:
Peirces "Religion of Science" - Studien zu den Grundlagen einer naturalistischen Theologie
24. Januar 2013
Martin-Buber-Professur und das Graduiertenkolleg „Theologie als Wissenschaft“ laden herzlich zum Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Ismar Schorsch (New York) ein.
Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Ismar Schorsch (New York)
Titel: The Convergence of Islamic and Jewish Studies in 19th Century Germany
Zeit: Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2013, 18 c.t.
Ort: NG, 1.741a
Islam and Judaism underwent in tandem a far-reaching process of critical scholarship in 19th century Germany. Moreover, it was the outsized role of Jewish scholars that brought these parallel developments to converge and fructify each other. The function of this lecture is to identify the stages and scholars of this symbiotic relationship, to account for its emergence and to illustrate its depth in the extraordinary friendship of Heinrich Fleischer and Ignaz Goldziher.
Prof. Dr. Ismar Schorsch is chancellor emeritus of The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and Rabbi Herman Abramovitz Professor of Jewish History. As a top scholar in the field of modern Jewish history and a leading figure of the American Conservative Movement, he has addressed the important issue of modern Jewish scholarship as a central factor in the reconstruction of Jewish identity and self-presentation. Professor Schorsch’s book, From Text to Context: The Turn to History in Modern Judaism (1994), was translated into Hebrew and published in Israel in 1999. Four years later, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture honored him with a Jewish Cultural Achievement Award in Historical Studies. His most recent book is Canon Without Closure (March 2007, Aviv Press), a wide-ranging collection of Torah commentaries written during his tenure as chancellor of JTS. In 2004, he published a two-volume collection of the articles and essays titled Polarities in Balance, and in 1995, The Sacred Cluster: The Core Values of Conservative Judaism. He is currently working on a biography of Moritz Steinschneider and more generally on the interdisciplinary nature of Oriental studies in the 19th century.
14. Januar 2013
Martin-Buber-Professur: Einladung zum Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Richard Wolin
Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Richard Wolin
Zeit: Montag, 14. Januar 2013, 18 c.t.
Ort: Campus Westend, NG, Raum 1.701
Apocalypse Now: Walter Benjamin and the Legacy of Jewish Secular Messianism
Walter Benjamin's essay on the "Kritik der Gewalt" has had a curious afterlife. When it first appeared in 1921, it passed almost unnoticed. However, following the collapse of communism, among proponents of the Cultural Left it acquired a canonical salience, in large measure owing to Jacques Derrida's systematic reliance on it in "The Force of Law: the Mystical Foundation of Political Authority" (1994). However, many of these later interpretations have overlooked the pivotal role that Benjamin's justification of "divine violence" played in his early attempts to revivify political theology, in "Kritik der Gewalt" and related texts. Finally, what does it tell us about the impasses and confusions of the political present that Benjamin's 1921 text has become, in certain quarters, a major ethico-political point of reference? Many of these issues revolve around the question of the role that political theology might play in contemporary "post-secular" societies.
Richard Wolin ist Distinguished Professor of History at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York.