Shaul Magid (Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Chair in Jewish Studies at Indiana University) will present a chapter from his manuscript-in-progress, Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism and the ‘Christianization’ of Modern Judaism. The chapter itself is entitled “Divinization and ‘Incarnational Thinking’ in Hasidism: An Overview.” Please download the chapter here and read it in advance. Also, in order to get a better sense of the project as a whole, see the table of contents here. Dr. Magid is the author of Hasidism on the Margin: Reconciliation, Antinomianism, and Messianism (Wisconsin University Press, 2004), From Metaphysics to Midrash: Myth, History, and the Interpretation of Scripture in Lurianic Kabbalah (Indiana University Press, 2008) and American Post-Judaism: Identity and Renewal in a Postethnic Society (Indiana University Press, 2013).
Rachel Elior, Visiting Professor at the U of C this quarter, will offer a brief response, and then we will open it up for general discussion and questions.
Coffee, tea, and whiskey will be served.
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