Поль Мендес-Флор

Поль Мендес-Флор


Born in 1941. After gaining a B.A. from Brooklyn College in History and Philosophy in 1964, Paul Mendes-Flohr studied Near Eastern and Jewish Studies at Brandeis University. Ph. D. in 1972. Since 1973 teaching at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Paul Mendes-Flohr is a full professor since 1988. Since 2000 he is Professor at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. Paul Mendes-Flohr was a visiting professors at Harvard University, Brandeis University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Chicago, where he also currently helds a chair in religious philosophy. He has held many different professional appointments; at present he is a member of the advisory board of the Leo Baeck Institute in Jerusalem, member of the Academic Steering Committee of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, member of the Beirat of the Institute for German History, Tel Aviv University and at the Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig and the Chair of The Olga and William Lakritz Fund in Martin Buber Studies. In 1986 he was awarded a Simon Guggenheim Fellowship; in 1997/98 he received the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Prize and in 2000 he was elected Honorary Senator of the Abraham Geiger College, Potsdam, Germany. He is in the editorial board of numerous professional journals in Israel, the U.S.A., and Europe; he is a co-editor of The Journal of Jewish Philosophy and Thought. Paul Mendes-Flohr has been the director of the Franz Rosenzweig Centre since 1999. Research Interests: Modern Jewish intellectual history; modern Jewish philosophy and religious thought; German intellectual history; history and sociology of intellectuals Selected recent Publications: Books: Von der Mystik zum Dialog. Martin Bubers geistige Entwicklung bis hin zu 'Ich und Du'. Mit einer Einfuehrung von Ernst Akiva Simon. Juedischer Verlag im Athenaeum Verlag, Koenigstein/Ts 1979, 222 pp. (with Jehuda Reinharz). The Jew in the Modern World. A Documentary History. Oxford University Press, New York-Oxford 1980, 556 pp. a. Revised, expanded version of The Jew in the Modern World. Oxford University Press, New York 1995, c. 800 pp. Ein Land und Zwei Voelker. Martin Buber zur juedisch-arabischen Frage. Insel Verlag, Frankfurt/Main 1982, 394 pp. a. Reprinted by Ex Libris Buchgesellschaft, Zurich 1985. b. A Land of Two Peoples. Martin Buber and the Arabs. Oxford University Press, New York: 1983, 322 pp. c. Une terre et deux peoples. La question judeo-arabe. Lieu Commun, Paris 1986, 410 pp. (Special preface written for this edition.) d. A Land of Two Peoples. Buber on Jews and Arabs. Schocken Publications, Tel Aviv 1988 (Hebrew), 300 pp. e. Ein Land und Zwei Voelker, 2. Aufl., Juedischer Verlag, Frankfurt/Main 1993 (with revised, expanded introduction) f. A Land of Two Peoples. Rev. ed. with addendum to introduction, "Buber's Legacy: 1993" (Peter Smith, Gloucester 1994) From Mysticism to Dialogue. Martin Buber and the Transformation of German Social Thought. Wayne State University Press, Detroit 1989, 260 pp. Divided Passions. Jewish Intellectuals and the Experience of Modernity. Wayne State University Press, Detroit 1990, 374 pp. (Nominated for National Jewish Book Award, 1990) German Jews. A Dual Identity. Yale University Press, New Haven 1999. (with Stephen Lowenstein, Peter Pulzer and Monika Richarz), Deutsch-Juedische Geschichte in der Neuzeit, III. Band: Umstrittene Integration, 1871-1918. C.H. Beck, Munich 1997. (with Avraham Barkai), Deutsch-Juedische Geschichte in der Neuzeit, IV. Band: Aufbruch und Zerstoerung 1918-1945. C.H. Beck, Munich 1997. Forthcoming: Hanna Delf von Wolfzogen, Anya Mali and Paul Mendes-Flohr (eds.), Gustav Landauer. Anarchist and Jew. Wisconsin University Press 2002. (=Studies in German-Jewish Cultural History and Literature, ed. by Paul Mendes-Flohr, vol. 1) Ein Jude und Deutscher zu sein. Ein Essay ueber post-traditionelle Identitaet. Rombach Verlag, Freiburg 2002. Translated into German by Dorthe Seifert. (=Makom, ed. by Ashraf Noor, vol. 1) Paul Mendes-Flohr (ed.), The Legacy of Martin Buber: A Contemporary Perspective. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities/Syracuse University Press, Jerusalem-Syracuse 2002. Post-Traditional Jewish Identities. The University of Washington Press, 2002. Articles: "Jewish Self-Hatred and the Dialectics of Assimilation." In: Michael Brenner, Rainer Liedtke, and David Rechter (eds.), Two Nations. The Historical Experience of British and German Jews in Comparison. J.C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), Tuebingen 1998, pp. 365-69. "The Berlin Jew as Cosmopolotin." In: Emily Bilsky (ed.), Berlin and Modernism. University of California Press, Berkeley 1999, pp. 2-17. Martin Buber, Die Geschichte von Rabbi Nachman. Guetersloher Verlagshaus, Guetersloh 1999. Afterword by P. Mendes-Flohr, pp.149-160. "Philosophy and Theology of Judaism in Modern Europe. "In: Jacob Neusner, Alan T. Avery-Peck and William Scott Green (eds.), The Mellennial Encyclopedia of Judaism. E.J. Brill, Leiden 1999, pp. 735-55. "Philosophy and Theology of Judaism in the State of Israel." In: Jacob Neusner, Alan T. Avery-Peck and William Scott Green (eds.), The Mellennial Encyclopedia of Judaism. E.J. Brill, Leiden 1999, pp. 755-63. Jewish Philosophy: An Obiturary. Occasional Papers 3. The Fourth Frank Green Lecture Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford 1999, 24pp. "Wesensbilder im modernen juedischen Denken." In: Ulrich Roulff and Gary Smith (eds.), Wissensbilder. Strategien der Ueberlieferung. Akademie Verlag, Berlin 1999, pp. 221-239. "Obrazy poznania v moernej zdovskej filozofii." In: Filozofia (Bratislava), 5, 1999: 329-339. "Heet beeld van de geletterd jood in het cultureel zionisme." In: Nexus, 23 1999: 53-66. "Comments to Haim Gordon, A Lost Opportunity: A Buberian Outlook on the Occupation." In: Haim Gordon (ed.), Looking Back at the June 1967 War. Praeger, Wesport, Connecticut-London 1999, pp. 73-77. "Theologie." In: Elie Barnavi and Saul Friedlaender (eds.), Les Juifs et le XX siֻcle: Dicotionnqire critique. Calman-Lָvy, Paris 2000. "Secular Jews, Forms of Jewishness." In: Jacob Neusner and Alan Avery-Peck. (eds.), The Blackwell Rader in Judaism. Blackwell, Cambridge 2000. "The Favorite Child of Belief: The Place of Miracle in Franz Rosenzweig's Philosophical Theology." In: Jens Mattern, Gabriel Motzkin, Shimon Sandbank (eds.), Juedisches Denken in einer Welt ohne Gott. Festschrift for Stephane Moses. Verlag Vorwerk 8, Berlin 2001, pp. 53-66. "Juedische Relionsphilosophie in Europa vom Mittelalter bis in die Gegenwart." In: Julius H. Schoeps (ed.), Handbuch zur Geschichte der Juden in Europa. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft. (forthcoming) "The Land of Israel as a Holy Land." In: C.C. den Hertog (ed.), Bijbelse wortels Joodse en christenlikjke interpretaties. Uitgeverij kok, Kampen. (forthcoming, Dutch) "Martin Buber." In: Andreas Kilcher and Friedrich Niewoehner (eds.), Lexikon juedischer Philosophen und Theologen. Metzler Verlag, Stuttgart 2002 (forthcoming). "Moses Mendelssohn." In: Andreas Kilcher and Friedrich Niewoehner (eds.), Lexikon juedischer Philosophen und Theologen. Metzler Verlag, Stuttgart 2002 (forthcoming). "Nathan Rotenstreich." In: Andreas Kilcher and Friedrich Niewoehner (eds.), Lexikon juedischer Philosophen und Theologen. Metzler Verlag, Stuttgart 2002 (forthcoming). "Martin Buber's Rhetoric." In: Paul Mendes-Flohr (ed.), Martin Buber. A Contemporary Perspective. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities/Syracuse University Press, Jerusalem-Syracuse 2001, pp. 1-32 (forthcoming).