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Islamic Ornament & The Spiritual in Art (Oleg Grabar)

Just finished reading Oleg Grabar’s The Mediation of Ornament for a survey class on Religion and Art. Written by one the great art historians of Islamic art, The Mediation of Ornament is more like a meditation after a career long … Continue reading

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My Thursday (This Semester) Seeing the Divine Image in India & Spinoza

Teaching Religion and Art and Politics & Religion/Modern Judaism today. They make sense together. The conceptual linkage: nature and the divine, big cosmic/metaphysical pictures, substance and avatar/modalities, imagination and images, religion and politics.

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Votive Objects & Material Religion

Went to see “Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place” at Bard Graduate Center Gallery. I understood that I was off to look at objects, but what are votive objects? Something loosely to do with “religion.” What I … Continue reading

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(Modern Jewish Thought & Religion) and (Religion & Jewish Studies)

One last query about modern and contemporary Jewish philosophy and thought attached to a query about Religious Studies and Jewish Studies. The first is about “religion” and the study of modern (and contemporary Jewish thought, the other about the place … Continue reading

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Psychotropic Jewish Studies & The Contemporary Study of Jewish Religion

Polling my colleagues, asking for a friend, asking for a student, because I’m kind of curious, and of course purely for the sake of research, about the contemporary shape of the field, let’s say, after 1967. I’m genuinely wondering about … Continue reading

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Central NY Religious Studies Consortium (And The Study of Modern Judaism

At a time when study in the Humanities is under pressure by strong social headwinds, the Central New York Religious Studies Consortium has now been finally finalized. Formed on the basis of a grouping of courtesy appointments at the Department … Continue reading

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(The Mediator Descends) Notes on “Roman Catholicism and Political Form” (Carl Schmitt)

After working through material on the politics of the Bavli, I’m now cleaning up my files and decided to dump these reading notes here at the blog for further reference and for the general interest of anyone out there invested, … Continue reading

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