Christian Hebraism and Karaism: The Swedish Connection
- Date: 05 December, 15:15–17:00
- Location: Engelska parken Hus 1: 0062
- Lecturer: Professor Daniel Lasker, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva,
- Organiser: Forum för judiska studier, Teologiska fakulteten
- Contact person: Lars M Andersson
Prof. Daniel J. Lasker is the Norbert Blechner Professor of Jewish Values in the Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel. He holds a Ph.D., M.A. and B.A. from Brandeis University, and also studied at Hebrew University. Prof. Lasker has taught at Yale University, Princeton University, University of Toronto, Ohio State University, University of Texas, University of Washington, Boston College and other institutions. He is the author of over two hundred publications in the fields of medieval Jewish philosophy (especially on the thought of Rabbi Judah Halevi), the Jewish-Christian debate, and Karaism. His most recent books are From Judah Hadassi to Elijah Bashyatchi: Studies in Late Medieval Karaite Philosophy (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2008); and The Sage Simhah Isaac Lutski. An Eighteenth-Century Karaite Rabbi. Selected Writings (Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute, 2015 [Hebrew]).