Peter  Schäfer

    • Peter Schafer

      Peter Schäfer

      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
    • Profile

      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.

    • Publications

      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

2013 Danforth Lecture

  • featuring Robert Wuthnow
    Princeton University
    Title: "Polls, Surveys, and the Shaping of American Religion"
    Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
    Time: 4:30 PM
    Location: Betts Auditorium School of Architecture