Lecturer in Theology

Daniel Herskowitz

  • I am currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Theology and Religion.
  • My interests include modern Jewish thought, Jewish-Christian exchanges, political theology, secularization, and nationalism.

Research

Currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, Dr. Daniel M. Herskowitz is working on the research project ‘Jewish Existentialism and the Legacy of Martin Luther’. He was previously a Career Research Fellow in Jewish Studies at Wolfson College and a postdoctoral fellow at the Religion Department at Columbia University, NY. Dr. Herskowitz is the author of over twenty studies on modern Jewish thought, Jewish-Christian exchanges, political theology, secularization, and nationalism. His first book, Heidegger and His Jewish Reception (Cambridge University Press, 2021) was awarded the 2021 Salo W. and Jeannette M. Baron Young Scholars Award for Scholarly Excellence.

Selected Publications

Book:

Heidegger and His Jewish Reception (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021)

Articles:

“The Maimonides Renaissance in Interwar Germany: The Case of Alexander Altmann,” Baron Award Lectures (Brill, 2021), 1-16.

“Karl Löwith’s Secularization Thesis and the Jewish Reception of Heidegger,” Religions 2, no. 6 (2021): 1–17.

“Between Barth and Heidegger: Michael Wyschogrod’s Body of Faith,” Jewish Studies Quarterly (forthcoming)

“Reading Heidegger Against the Grain: Hans Jonas on Existentialism, Gnosticism, and Modern Science,” Modern Intellectual History (forthcoming, 2021)

“Karl Barth and Nostra Aetate: New Evidence from the Second Vatican Council,” Journal of Theological Studies (October, 2021) (forthcoming)

“The Call: Leo Strauss on Heidegger, Secularization, and Revelation,” New German Critique 144 vol. 48 no. 3 (November 2021): 31-63.

“Between Exclusion and Intersection: Heidegger’s Philosophy and Jewish Volkism,” Leo Baeck Institute Year Book vol. 65 no. 1 (2020): 127-144. Winner of the Leo Baeck Year Book Essay Prize for 2020.

“The Husserl-Heidegger Relationship in the Jewish Imagination,” Jewish Quarterly Review vol. 110 no. 3 (summer 2020): 491-522.

“Everything is Under Control: Buber’s Critique of Heidegger’s Magic,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion vol. 86 no. 2 (October 2019): 111-130.

“Objections and Opportunities: Karl Barth, the Jews, and Judaism.” Modern Theology, vol. 35, no. 4 (October 2019): 788-793.

“Heidegger in Hebrew: Translation, Politics, Reconciliation,” New German Critique 135, vol. 35 no. 3 (November 2018): 97-128.

“An Impossible Possibility? Jewish Barthianism in Interwar Germany,” Modern Theology, vol. 33 no. 3 (July 2017): 348-368.

“Franz Rosenzweig and Karl Barth: A Chapter in the Jewish Reception of Dialectical Theology,” The Journal of Religion, vol. 97 no. 1 (January 2017): 79-100.

“The Moment and the Future: Kierkegaard’s Øieblikket and Soloveitchik's view of Repentance,” Association for Jewish Studies Review, 40, 1 April (2016): 87-99.  

Subjects
Theology and Religion
Daniel Hewskowitz
daniel.herskowitz@wolfson.ox.ac.uk