Midcentury American Jewish Thought (And Visual Thinking) (AJS Conference 2015)

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An honor to be on this panel. But the completely inadequate subtitle to my paper as published in the program actually proves the basic point I want to make about “visual thinking.”

MIDCENTURY AMERICAN JEWISH THOUGHT

Monday December 14, 3:000-4:30 (Jefferson room)

Chair: Martin Kavka (Florida State University)

The Middlebrow Moment in American Jewish Thought Rachel Gordan (Brandeis University)

Midcentury Modern American Jewish Visual Thinking: The Cover Art of Abraham Joshua Heschel and Will Herberg Zachary J. Braiterman (Syracuse University)

The Decline and Fall of the Essence of Judaism Yaniv Feller (University of Toronto)

An Analysis of the Supranaturalist Theology of Mordecai Kaplan Mel Scult (Brooklyn College, CUNY) Respondent: Jonathan M. Hess (University of North Carolina)

Response by Jonathann Hess (University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill)

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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