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Sam Berrin Shonkoff
Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies
PhD, University of Chicago Divinity School, 2018
MA, University of Toronto, 2011
BA, Brown University, 2007
Hasidism and Neo-Hasidism
Philosophy of religion
Formulations of dynamics between corporeality and spirituality
- “‘We Shall Do and We Shall Understand’: Embodied Theology in Modern Judaism,” The Routledge Handbook of Religion and the Body, ed. Yudit Greenberg and George Pati (New York: Routledge, forthcoming).
- Hasidism: Writings on Devotion, Community, and Life in the Modern World, ed. with Ariel Evan Mayse (Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 2020).
- Martin Buber: His Intellectual and Scholarly Legacy, ed. (Leiden: Brill, 2018).
- “Metanomianism and Religious Praxis in Martin Buber’s Hasidic Tales,” Religions 9.12 (special issue on Religion and Modern Jewish Thought, ed. Paul Mendes-Flohr, 2018).
- “Michael Fishbane: An Intellectual Portrait," in Michael Fishbane: Jewish Hermeneutical Theology, ed. Aaron W. Hughes and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (Leiden: Brill, 2015), 1-52.
- “Temples on Fire: Desert, Dust, and Destruction,” in Playa Dust: Collected Stories from Burning Man, ed. Samantha Krukowski (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2014), 176-183.
Modern Judaisms: Religion, Culture, or Nationality?
Introduction to Jewish Theology
Jewish Counterculture of the Sixties
Theology and Ethics departmental seminar