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Arthur Green is the Philip W. Lown Professor of Jewish Thought at Brandeis University. He is both a historian of Jewish religion and a theologian: his works seek to form a bridge between these two distinct fields of endeavor. He also serves as director of the International Centre for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University. Educated at Brandeis University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Dr. Green studied with such prominent teachers as Alexander Altmann, Nahum N. Glatzer, and Abraham Joshua Heschel, of blessed memory. He has taught Jewish mysticism, Hasidism, and theology to several generations of students at the University of Pennsylvania, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (where he served as both Dean and President) and now at Brandeis. Founder of Havurat Shalom in Somerville, Mass., he is a leading independent figure in the Havurah or Jewish renewal movement. Dr. Green has authored several book including Tormented Master: A Life of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav and Seek My Face, Speak My Name: A Contemporary Jewish Theology, where he turns to the mystical tradition as a key source for a religious language that will speak to the many spiritual seekers in our generation. His most recent scholarly work, entitled Keter: The Crown of God in Early Jewish Mysticism is published by Princeton Press.

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