The Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums in Its Historical Context 978-3-16-150511-9 - Mohr Siebeck
Jewish Studies

Henry C. Soussan

The Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums in Its Historical Context

[Die Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums in ihrem historischen Kontext.]

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The Society for the Advancement of the Science of Judaism ( Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums, 1902–38) had a lasting impact on the study of Jewish thought and culture in academic institutions around the world – up to the present day. Henry C. Soussan places the organization in its historical context and retraces the social and ideological impulses leading to its creation.
Wissenschaft des Judentums, the movement for the scientific understanding of Judaism as an academic discipline, was arguably the single most important contribution of German Jewry to Jewish culture in modern times. Less known, but equally significant, however, was the intellectual engine that drove this academic pursuit: the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums. Throughout its 36 years (1902–38) the Society for the Advancement of the Science of Judaism not only supported numerous ground-breaking projects and publications but also had a lasting impact on the study of Jewish thought and culture in academic institutions around the world – up to the present day. Henry C. Soussan places the organization in its historical context and retraces the social and ideological impulses leading to its creation, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field.
Authors/Editors

Henry C. Soussan Born 1964; MA Jewish Studies Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg, Germany; German constitutional Law, University of Heidelberg, Germany; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK; Rabbinical Ordination, Jerusalem, Israel; Instructor at the US Army Chaplain School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, USA.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Association Jewish Libraries Newsletter — May/Juni 2014, S. 43 (David B. Levy)
In: Judaica — 71 (2015), S. 397–398 (Matthias Morgenstern)