Faculty Spotlight: Elliot Wolfson (Religious Studies)

Professor Elliot Wolfson (Religious Studies) publishes several chapters and articles on Kabbalah (part of Jewish tradition that deals with the essence of God) in 2020. A few highlights are below.

“Ṣimṣum, Lichtung, and the Leap of Bestowing Refusal: Kabbalistic and Heideggerian Metaontology in Dialogue.” In Tsimtsum and Modernity: Lurianic Heritage in Modern Philosophy and Theology, edited by A. Bielik-Robson and D. H. Weiss, 129-170. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2020.

“Theosemiosis and the Void of Being: Kabbalistic Infinity through a Peircean Lens.” In Signs of Salvation: A Festschrift in Honor of Peter Ochs. Edited by M. R. James and R. Rashkover. Eugene: Cascade Press, 2020.

“To Distinguish Israel and the Nations: E Pluribus Unum and Isaac Hutner’s  Appropriation of Kabbalistic Anthropology.” In Kabbalah and America: Ancient Lore in the New World, 316-340. Edited by B. Ogren, Leiden: Brill, 2020.

Malkhut de-Ein Sof and the Temporalization of Space: Ṣimṣum in the Teaching of  Solomon ben Ḥayyim Eliashiv.” Kabbalah: Journal for the Study of Jewish Mystical Texts 46 (2020): 7-78.

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