4/23 Shaul Magid—Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism and the ‘Christianization’ of Modern Judaism

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 JudaismThe 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.

See you there!

If you are in need of special assistance, please contact shonkoff@uchicago.edu.