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Dartmouth College
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Jewish Studies, German churches, Jewish-Christian relations, antisemitism, Jewish women's history, feminist theory
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About Me

Susannah Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and chair of the Jewish Studies Program. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of biblical scholarship, and the history of anti-Semitism. Her numerous publications include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus (University of Chicago Press), which won a National Jewish Book Award, and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany (Princeton University Press). She is the recipient of four honorary doctorates and fellowships from the Carnegie Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her current project investigates the history of European Jewish scholarship on Islam and her book, Jüdischer Islam, will be published this fall in Germany by Mathes und Seitz.

Recent Publications

Jüdischer Islam: Islam und jüdisch-deutsche Selbstbestimmung, trans. Dirk Hartwig (Berlin: Mathes und Seitz, September 2018).

The East Reads the West: Appraisals of European Orientalism from India, China, and the Levant, ed. Susannah Heschel and Umar Ryad (New York: Routledge Press, 2018).

Holocaust Scholarship: Personal Trajectories and Professional Interpretations, ed. Christopher Browning, Susannah Heschel, Michael R. Marrus and Milton Shain (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan Books, 2015).

The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany (Princeton University Press, 2008; paperback 2010).

Redefining First-Century Jewish and Christian Identities: Essays in Honor of Ed Parish Sanders, co-edited with Fabian Udoh et. al. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2008).

Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998).

Betrayal: The German Churches and the Holocaust, edited with Robert P. Ericksen (Minneapolis: Augsburg-Fortress Press, 1999)

Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays by Abraham Joshua Heschel. Edited and with Introduction. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1996)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Germany, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Race, Religion