Winter Semester 2018/2019

Political-Theological Thinking in America

Horace Kallen and Mordecai Kaplan

Lecturer: Imanuel Clemens Schmidt, M.A.

Time: Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. (2 hours per week)

Start: 16 October 2018

Location: Dubnow Institute, Goldschmidtstr. 28

Seminar Language: German

Literature: Jacques Picard, Horace Kallen (1882–1974). Pragmatic Modernism, in: idem et al. (ed.), Makers of Jewish Modernity. Thinkers, Artists, Leaders, and the World They Made, Princeton, N.J./Oxford 2016, 220–232; Daniel Greene, Art. »Pluralismus«, in: Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur, ed. by Dan Diner, Vol. 4, Stuttgart/Weimar 2013, 567–572; Mel Scult, The Radical American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan, Bloomington, Ind., 2014; Noam Pianko, Zionism and the Roads Not Taken. Rawidowicz, Kaplan, Kohn, Bloomington, Ind., 2010, 26–59 (on Kallen) and 95–133 (on Kaplan).

Texts will be distributed in a reader.


Participation is limited to 20 people.

Open to mature age students: no