When a Great Tradition Modernizes: conference to honor Paul Mendes-Flohr

WhenNovember 28, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WhereSwift Hall Third Floor Lecture Room
Event Websitehttps://divinity.uchicago.edu/when-great-tradition-modernizes
Contact InformationDivinity School
DescriptionWhen a Great Tradition Modernizes: Judaism and Its Engagements with Politics and Culture

A conference honoring the scholarship and teaching of Paul Mendes-Flohr

“When a Great Tradition Modernizes” will celebrate the work of Paul Mendes-Flohr, the Dorothy Grant Maclear Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought, on the occasion of his retirement from the teaching faculty of The Divinity School.

Paul Mendes-Flohr has been a beloved member of the Divinity School faculty since the 2000–2001 academic year. Cosmopolitan in his scholarship and generous in his teaching and advising, this conference honors those commitments through a set of lectures o ered by several of his many students that engage abiding themes of his work as scholar, teacher, and advisor: intellectual history in modernity, Jewish philosophy and religious thought, German intellectual history, and the history and sociology of intellectuals.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Swift Lecture Hall


Sam Brody (PhD’13)
United Passions: Jewish Modernity and the Quest for Integrity in Some Works of Paul Mendes-Flohr

Benjamin Sax (PhD’08)
‘Sprechen ist Natur. Hören ist Kultur’: Paul Mendes-Flohr and the Life of Quotation

Rachel Seelig (PhD’11)
Mentor and Pupil: On Martin Buber, Ludwig Strauss and Tuvia Ruebner

Heather Miller Rubens (PhD’04)
Imagining Interreligious Citizens: Dualities, Divisions, and Dialogues

This conference is cosponsored by the Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Conferences
Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.