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Taking Stock of Jewish Theology: Scholarship and Meaning - Einzelansicht

Veranstaltungsart Seminar/Übung Veranstaltungsnummer
SWS 2 Semester WiSe 2022/23
Einrichtung Institut für Jüdische Theologie   Sprache englisch
Belegungsfrist 04.10.2022 - 10.11.2022

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Seminar/Übung Di 14:00 bis 16:00 wöchentlich 18.10.2022 bis 07.02.2023 Prof. Dr. Schorsch ,
Dr. Thulin
20.12.2022: Akademische Weihnachtsferien
27.12.2022: Akademische Weihnachtsferien

Erste Sitzung 25. Oktober!


Erste Sitzung 25. Oktober!


”Jewish theology” is a modern concept applied to a body of ideas, texts, practices, and customs from ancient times onward that have formed a complex tradition. From biblical times through the rabbinic period into medieval times, this tradition has evolved historically in interaction with its different social, religious, political, and cultural environments. The advent of modernity accelerated and intensified this engagement with the surrounding environments of Jews and Judaism. The tradition, while never monolithic itself, diversified into a wide range of religious ideologies, philosophies, and theologies.

These modernization processes caused intra-Jewish debates that included the notion of loss. They focused on the perception that Judaism as a holistic way of life and thinking was being transformed beyond recognition into foreign and reductive concepts. Particularly problematic was the perception that these terms had been essentially shaped by Christian religious thought. Some proponents of Jewish religious and intellectual modernization, however, embraced these reinterpretations. They developed new kinds of Jewish religious thought, some self-consciously understanding themselves as Jewish theologies. Their legitimacy has been questioned from the start.

The lecture series traces the fundaments of Jewish theology and its modern transformations to the ruptures and new horizons Jews and Judaism have faced in the past century and into the present. A cadre of renowned scholars will link historical developments to timeless and current questions of meaning derived from Judaism for Jews and non-Jews, thereby taking stock of ”Jewish theology” as a scholarly discipline and meaning-promising fundament of Jewish life and religious life beyond Judaism.


Protokoll einer Sitzung und schriftliche Arbeit im Umfang von 10.000 Zeichen

Minutes of one session and written paper of about 10,000 characters

Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester WiSe 2022/23 , Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2024