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Convener of the Sherman Conversations 2017 on 'Gender and Jewish Studies', and guest editor of the special issue of on the same theme (forthcoming); co-organizer of the Centre for Jewish Studies public film club. Professional doctorate in theological education at the University of Chester (2017). Current research will develop resources to embed the public dissemination of student knowledge and understanding into teaching and learning practices. Other research interests include gender issues in contemporary Jewish and Christian practices and their relation to thought and tradition. Publications include 'Teaching practical theology for flourishing' in Dossett, W., Knowles, S., Bacon, H. (eds.), Alternative Salvations (London: Bloomsbury, 2015); and journal articles on learning and teaching religious studies in Higher Education. Teaching covers gender issues in contemporary Jewish and Christian communities.
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German rabbi, scholar, and theologian Abraham Geiger (1810--1874) is recognized as the principal leader of the Reform movement in German Judaism. In his new work, Ken Koltun-Fromm argues that for Geiger personal meaning in religion -- rather than rote ritual practice or acceptance of dogma -- was the key to religion's moral authority. In five chapters, the book explores issues central to Geiger's work that speak to contemporary Jewish practice -- historical memory, biblical interpretation, ritual and gender practices, rabbinic authority, and Jewish education. This is essential reading for scholars, rabbis, rabbinical students, and informed Jewish readers interested in Conservative and Reform Judaism.Published with the generous support of the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation.