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Gershon Greenberg Professor Philosophy and Religion

Gershon Greenberg
(202) 885-2912 (Office)
CAS | Philosophy/Religion
Battelle-Tompkins 114
Office Hours (Fall 2021)
Mondays and Thursdays 6:50-8:00 and by appointment
PhD, Joint Program in Religion: Religious Philosophy, Columbia University; BA, Philosophy and Religion, Bard College

Gershon Greenberg is the author of three definitive bibliographies of religious thought and the Holocaust, and numerous articles on German-Jewish philosophy, history of Jewish thought in America and religious responses through the Holocaust. He has served as visiting professor in the departments of Jewish thought and philosophy at Hebrew, Bar Ilan, Haifa and Tel Aviv Universities in Israel and serves as consultant to the International Archives Division of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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Department of Philosophy and Religion
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Spring 2024

  • RELG-220 Religious Ethics

  • RELG-486 Topics in Religious Discussion: Mysticism

Fall 2024

  • RELG-220 Religious Ethics

  • RELG-475 Religion and Global Violence

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Philosophy of religion; America and the Holy Land; religious and philosophical meaning of the Holocaust; religion, conflict, and peace

Selected Publications

  • Jewish Religious Philosophical Thinkers:  From Mendelssohn to Rav Kook (Madison, Wisc.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008, forthcoming)
  • Wrestling With God: Jewish Theological Responses During and After the Holocaust: A Source Reader, with Steven T. Katz (Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • The Holy Land in American Religious Thought, 1620-1948: The symbiosis of American religious approaches to Scripture's sacred territory (Jerusalem: Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry and Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1994)