Student Comparisons and Evaluations (S15)

Professor Knepper’s Spring 2105 Philosophy of Religion course looked at discourses of ineffability in Jewish mysticism and Muslim mysticism (as well as a little Zen Buddhism).  In their final papers students were asked to describe and compare several of these discourses, then both to explain their commonalities and differences and to evaluate the general claim …

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Kabbalah, Language, and Transcendental Mysteries

Steven Katz, Alvin J. and Shirley Slater Chair of Jewish and Holocaust Studies, Boston University Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Sussman Theater, Olmsted Center The Jewish mystical tradition, like all mystical traditions, has had to deal with the issue of language and the communication of mystical experience. In responding to this basic issue, Jewish mystics did …

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Innovative Jewish Responses to Holocaust

Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m., Olin 101  Steven T. Katz is Director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies and Chair in Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Boston University. He has also taught at Dartmouth College, Cornell University, and at numerous other universities both in the US and abroad. In addition, Dr. Katz …

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