Fields of Practice:
Intersection between modern Jewish thought and modern European philosophy; philosophy of religion; phenomenology; secularization
Dr. Michael Fagenblat was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, where he earned his PhD at Monash University and later taught for several years. Most of Fagenblat’s research investigates the phenomenology of theological concepts, both from a religious and a secular point of view. His first book, A Covenant of Creatures: Levinas’s Philosophy of Judaism, was published in 2010 by Stanford University Press. An edited volume called Negative Theology as Jewish Modernity is forthcoming in 2016 with Indiana University Press. Fagenblat is currently writing a book on Emmanuel Levinas and analytic philosophy, and is continuing to work on a project that examines the relation between the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and Jewish thought. Fagenblat is Senior Lecturer at the Open University of Israel.