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Jon D. Levenson

Jon D. Levenson is the Albert A. List professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard University and the author, most recently, of The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism (Library of Jewish Ideas; Princeton University Press).

Comparing (and Contrasting) Catholic and Jewish Reactions to the Modern Liberal Order

For traditional Jews and Catholics alike, liberalism has presented parallel but different dangers; so has anti-liberalism.

March 12 2018 12:01AM

A Museum for the Bible in a Religiously Diverse Land

There is no neutral or “universal” way to read—or exhibit—the Bible. What, then, can an American museum of the Bible strive to accomplish?

Jan. 22 2018 12:01AM

Deeper Reasons for the Bias in Biblical Studies

There is a liberal slant in biblical studies, but it has an older and more persistent source than merely the general liberalism or leftism of today’s academy.

July 17 2017 12:01AM

"Is the Torah a Work of Philosophy?" An Exchange

Kenneth R. Seeskin and Jon D. Levenson debate the power and the limits of philosophical reflection on the Hebrew Bible.

Feb. 16 2017 12:01AM

The Inescapable Personhood of God

If philosophers are to read the Bible properly, they need a philosophical model that is not embarrassed by the living God who is considered to act in history.

Jan. 30 2017 12:01AM

Is the Torah a Work of Philosophy?

As the latest attempt to draw universal ethical principles from the Bible shows, philosophical investigation of its text offers the prospect of great rewards—and grave dangers.

Jan. 3 2017 12:01AM