Title: Ronald O. Perelman Professor of Jewish Studies. Professor of Religion.
Director, Program in Judaic Studies.
Position: Emeriti Faculty Email: pschafer@Princeton.edu Office: 245 1879 Hall Phone: (609) 258-6008 Areas: Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity
Peter Schäfer joined the faculty in 1998, appointed as the Ronald O. Perelman Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of Religion. His teaching and research interests include Jewish History in Late Antiquity, the religion and literature of Rabbinic Judaism, Jewish Mysticism, 19th and 20th century Wissenschaft des Judentums, and Jewish Magic. In 1994 he was awarded the German Leibniz Prize, in 2006 the Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award and in 2013 the Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities . His latest books are: The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other, Princeton University Press 2012, Die Geburt des Judentums aus dem Geist des Christentums , Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010, Origins of Jewish Mysticism, Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, 2009, and Jesus in the Talmud, Princeton University Press. Co-editor of Jewish Studies Quarterly since 1993.
The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other, Princeton University Press 2012
Origins of Jewish Mysticism, Princeton University Press, 2011
Origins of Jewish Mysticism, Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009
Jesus in the Talmud, Princeton University Press, 2007
Mirror of His Beauty: Feminine Images of God from the Bible to the Early Kabbalah, Princeton University Press, 2002