Батницки Л.
Конфессии: Христианство

Краткая биографическая справка:

Профессор Принстонского университета. Глава Департамента религии.

В 1988 г. получила две бакалаврские степени. Первую - по библеистике в Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Вторую - по философии в Barnard College (Колумбийский университет).

В 1993 г. стала магистром теологии Принстонского университета. В 1996 г. там же защитила докторскую диссертацию (PhD).

В 1996-1997 гг. являлась доцентом Syracuse University.

С 1997 г. преподает в Принстонском университете: в 1997-2003 гг. - доцент, с 2003 г. - профессор.

Академические интересы: философия религии.

Библиография работ автора:


Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas: Philosophy and the Politics of Revelation (Cambridge University Press, 2006).  Paperback edition forthcoming 2007.

Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered (Princeton University Press, 2000).


В процессе

Modern Jewish Thought and the Invention of the Jewish Religion (under contract with Princeton University Press).

A critical consideration of modern arguments about whether or not Judaism is a “religion” for understanding competing claims about Jewish philosophy, theology, culture, and politics as well as about the contemporary concept “religion.”

Law, Love, and Freedom: Modern Jewish, Christian, and Secular Conceptions of Law

An exploration of modern Jewish, Christian, and secular conceptions of law as they relate to and differ from one another and as they contribute to considering the parameters of contemporary moral, religious, and legal authority. Research for this book is funded by a three year grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation.


Под редакцией

Editor, with Peter Schäfer, Jewish Studies Quarterly (Mohr Siebeck), 2004-present.

Editor, with an extended introduction and commentary, Martin Buber: Schriften zur Philosophie und Religion, vol. 12 of Martin Buber — Werkausgabe, co-sponsored by the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the Israel Academy of Sciences, Paul Mendes-Flohr and Peter Schäfer, editors-in-chief.  Under contract with Gütersloher Verlagshaus/Chr. Kaiser/Kiefel in Gütersloh. (in preparation).

Editor, with Christian Wiese and Elliot Wolfson, monograph series Jewish Thought and Philosophy (Brill), 2005-present.

Co-editor, Journal of Textual Reasoning, with an introduction, “Leo Strauss and Jewish Philosophy,” 3:1 (2004).

Editor, with an introduction and contribution, “Icon, Image and Text in Modern Jewish Culture,” Jewish Studies Quarterly 11:3 (2004).

Co-editor, with an introduction and contribution, New German Critique 77: “German-Jewish Religious Thought,” Spring/Summer 1999.


Статьи и главы

“Levinas between German Metaphysics and Christian Theology,” Levinas and Christianity, ed. Kevin Hart (Fordham University Press, forthcoming).

“Franz Rosenzweig on Translation and Exile,” Jewish Studies Quarterly, special issue on translation (forthcoming, 2007).

“Revelation, Language, and Commentary in Twentieth-Century Jewish Philosophy: From Buber to Derrida,” in The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy, ed. Michael Morgan (forthcoming, 2007).

“Is there a Distinction between Secularism and Secularity?” for symposium on David Novak’s The Jewish Social Contract in Hebraic Political Studies 1:5 (Fall 2006) pp. 596-602.

“Mordecai Kaplan as Hermeneut: History, Memory, and his God-Idea,” special issue on Mordecai Kaplan, Jewish Social Studies 12:2 (Winter 2006), pp. 88-98.

“Hermann Cohen and Leo Strauss” Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, special issue on “Hermann Cohen,” 13:3 (2006), pp. 187-212.

“The New Thinking: Philosophy or Religion?” in Franz Rosenzweigs “neues Denken,”ed.Wolfdietrich Schmied-Kowarzik (Verlag Karl Alber Freiburg/Müchen, 2006), vol. 1, pp. 79-89.

“Revelation and ‘The New Thinking’: Rethinking Rosenzweig and Buber on the Law,” invited for Martin Buber: Neue Perspektiven/New Perspectives, ed. Michael Zank, (Mohr Siebeck, 2006), pp. 149-164.

“Leo Strauss’s Disenchantment with Secular Society,” in New German Critique, special issue on “Secularization and Disenchantment,” ed. Peter Eli Gordon and Jonathan Skolnik, 92 (Winter 2005), pp. 106-126.

“Authority and Leadership in Rosenzweig, Levinas, and Strauss,” in Jewish Religious Leadership in the Modern Era, ed. Jack Wertheimer, Jewish Theological Seminary of America Press (2004), pp. 665-683.

“Franz Rosenzweig’s Philosophical Legacy: Levinas or Strauss?” in The Legacy of Franz Rosenzweig: Collected Essays, ed. Luc Anckaert, Martin Brasser, and Norbert Samuelson, Leiven University Press (2004), pp. 109-118.

Translated into Italian as “L’eredità filosofica di Franz Rosenzweig: Levinas o Strauss?” in Teologia Politica, ed. Riccardo Panattoni - Gianluca Solla (Marietti, Genova Milano, 2004).

Introduction to special issue on “Icon, Image, and Text in Modern Jewish Culture,” Jewish Studies Quarterly 11: 3 (2004), pp. 195-200.

“The Image of Judaism: German-Jewish Intellectuals and the Ban on Images,” in Jewish Studies Quarterly,11: 3, special issue on “Icon, Image, and Text in Modern Jewish Culture,” ed. Leora Batnitzky 11: 3 (2004), pp. 259-281.

“Dependency and Vulnerability: Jewish and Feminist Existentialist Constructions of the Human,” in Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy, ed. Hava Tirsosh-Samuelson, Indiana University Press (2004), pp. 127-152.

Reprinted in Emmanuel Levinas Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, Volume Three: Levinas, Judaism and the Philosophy of Religion, ed. Claire Elise Katz (Routledge, 2004).

“Renewing the Jewish Past: Buber on History and Truth,” Jewish Studies Quarterly10:4 (2003), pp. 336-350.

“Spinoza’s Critique of Miracles and its Implications for his View of Law,”

Cardozo Law Review, special issue on “Spinoza’s Law,” 25:2 (2003), pp. 507-518.

“Encountering the Modern Subject in Levinas,” Yale French Studies, 104 (2003) special issue on “Encounters with Levinas,” edited Thomas Trezise, pp. 6-21.

“Jewish Philosophy after Metaphysics,” in Religion after Metaphysics, ed. Mark Wrathall, Cambridge University Press (2003), pp. 146-165.

Response to Aryeh Cohen and Robert Gibbs, “Why Textual Reasoning?” in Journal of Textual Reasoning,: Reading Judaism after Modernity 1:1 (2002).

“Postmodernity and Historicity: Reflections on Eugene Borowitz’s Postmodern Turn,” Religious Studies Review 27:4 (October 2001), pp. 363-369.

“Schoenberg’s Moses und Aronand the Judaic Ban on Images,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 92 (March 2001), pp. 81-98.

“Love and Law: John Milbank and Hermann Cohen on the Ethical Possibilities of Secular Society,” in Secular Theology, ed. Clayton Crockett, Routledge Press (March 2001), 73-91.

“On the Truth of History or the History of Truth: Rethinking Rosenzweig via Strauss,” Jewish Studies Quarterly 7:3 (September 2000), pp. 223-251.

“On the Suffering of God’s Chosen: Christian Views in Jewish Terms,” ed. Tikva Frymer-Kensky et al, Christianity in Jewish Terms, Westview Press, 2000,  pp. 203-220.

“Hermann Cohen,” in Reader’s Guide to Judaism, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000, pp. 218-221.

Foreword to Cultural Writings of Franz Rosenzweig, trans. Barbara E. Galli, Syracuse University Press, 2000, pp. ix-xix.

“Recent Trends in Jewish Philosophy: Universality and Particularity Revisited,” The Jewish Book Annual, published by the Jewish Book Council, 2000, pp. 172-204.

“Language,” in Encyclopedia of Women and World Religions, Macmillan Reference USA, 1999.

“The Philosophical Import of Carnal Israel: Hermeneutics and the Structure of Rosenzweig’s Star,” Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, 9 (Winter 1999): pp. 127-153.

“Dialogue as Judgment, Not Mutual Affirmation: A New Look at Franz Rosenzweig’s Dialogical Philosophy,” Journal of Religion, 79:4 (October 1999): pp. 523-544.

Introduction to New German Critique 77: “German-Jewish Religious Thought,” co-authored with Peter Eli Gordon and Jonathan Skolnik, (Spring/Summer 1999): pp. 3-6.

“Rosenzweig’s Aesthetic Theory and Jewish Unheimlichkeit,” New German Critique 77 (Spring/Summer 1999): pp. 87-112.

“What Do We Owe the Victims of the Past?” in Full Committee Hearing on H.R. 3662, the "U.S. Holocaust Assets Commission Act of 1998" June 4, 1998 United States House of Representatives, http://www.house.gov/banking/

“Translation as Transcendence: A Glimpse into the Workshop of the Buber-Rosenzweig Bible Translation,” New German Critique, 70:1 (Winter 1997): pp. 87-116.

“A Seamless Web? John Finnis and Joseph Raz on Practical Reason and the Obligation to Obey the Law,” Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 15: 2 (June 1995): pp. 153-175.

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