Sefer Hasidim and the Ashkenazic Book in Medieval Europe

New Publication: Sefer Hasidim

June 8, 2018
Composed in Germany in the early thirteenth century by Judah ben Samuel he-hasid, Sefer Hasidim, or “Book of the Pietists,” is a compendium of religious instruction that...
Jewish Materialism: The Intellectual Revolution of the 1870s

New Publication: Jewish Materialism

March 20, 2018
A paradigm-shifting account of the modern Jewish experience, from one of the most creative young historians of his generation To understand the organizing framework of modern...
Yale Seminar in Religious Studies 18-19

YSRS Seminar - 4th Lecture: 4/1

March 14, 2018
  MONDAY, APRIL 1, 5:00pm-6:00pm HWANSOO KIM & CHLOË STARR  451 College Stret, B-04 Click here and here for the readings.        PAST SEMINARS   THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4...
Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal

New Publication: Religious Freedom

January 12, 2018
Religious freedom is so often presented as a timeless American ideal and an inalienable right, appearing fully formed at the founding of the United States. That is simply not...
American Aristocrats

New Publication: American Aristocrats

January 3, 2018
              American Aristocrats A Family, a Fortune, and the Making of American Capitalism   From a renowned historian, the story of a prosperous early American family...
Powers of Distinction: On Religion and Modernity

New Publication: Powers of Distinction

December 11, 2017
In this major new work, philosopher of religion Nancy Levene examines the elemental character of religion and modernity. Deep in their operating systems, she argues, are...
The Religion of Business - In Honor of Sarah Hammond

The Religion of Business - this Friday in HGS 211!

December 4, 2017
In the afternoon on Friday, December 8, the Department of Religious Studies will be hosting a book symposium and celebration of life in honor of the recent publication of God...