Christian Wiese has held the Martin Buber Chair in Jewish Religious Philosophy at the Goethe University in Frankfurt-am-Main since 2010. Previously he was Professor of Jewish History and Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex. His area of research is modern Jewish history and culture, Jewish thought in the modern period, and the history of Jewish Christian relations. His publications include Challenging Colonial Discourse: Jewish Studies and Protestant Theology in Wilhelmine Germany (Brill, 2005); and The Life and Thought of Hans Jonas: Jewish Dimensions (Brandeis, 2007). He has edited numerous volumes, including Redefining Judaism in an Age of Emancipation: Comparative Perspectives on Samuel Holdheim (1806–1860) (Brill, 2007); Modern Judaism and Historical Consciousness: Identities—Encounters—Perspectives (with A. Gotzmann; Brill, 2007); Judaism and the Phenomenon of Life: The Legacy of Hans Jonas: Historical and Philosophical Studies (with H. Tirosh-Samuelson; Brill, 2008); Years of Persecution, Years of Extermination: Saul Friedländer and the Future of Holocaust Studies (with P. Betts; Continuum, 2010); German-Jewish Thought between Religion and Politics: Festschrift in Honor of Paul Mendes-Flohr on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday (with M. Urban; De Gruyter, 2012); and American Jewry: Transcending the European Experience? (with C. Wilhelm; Bloomsbury Academic, 2017). He is currently writing a biography of the Zionist journalist and politician Robert Weltsch.


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Christian Wiese (2014–2015)