Christian
Wiese

Frankfurt au Main
Goethe University
Ellie and Herbert D. Katz Distinguished Fellowship
Dalck and Rose Feith Family Fellowship

Research Topic

Wissenschaft des Judentums and Jewish Nationalism in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Hans Jonas, Ernst Bloch, and Gunter Anders on Nature, Technology, and Human Responsibility 

Bio

Christian Wiese is the Martin Buber Chair in Jewish Religious Philosophy at the Goethe University in Frankfurt-am-Main. 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. Currently, he is writing a biography of the Zionist journalist and politician Robert Weltsch.

Wiese earned his PhD from the Goethe University in Frankfurt-am-Main and his Habilitation in Jewish studies from Erfurt University.

Selected publications

  • The Life and Thought of Hans Jonas: Jewish Dimensions (Brandeis University Press, 2007)
  • Challenging Colonial Discourse: Jewish Studies and Protestant Theology in Wilhelmine Germany (Brill, 2005)

Fellowship

2014–2015

Deepening our understanding of the intellectual revolution at the heart of modern Jewish history.

2017–2018

Posing new questions about the theories, institutions, and paradigms shaping the study of nature, and about the cultural and religious consequences that emerge from such study.