Professor Kenneth Hart Green

University of Toronto

Kenneth Hart Green received his Ph.D. in 1989 from Brandeis University, in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, specializing in Modern Jewish Thought and Philosophy. He has taught Judaism and Jewish Thought since 1987 in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. His published books are: (1) Jew and Philosopher: The Return to Maimonides in the Jewish Thought of Leo Strauss (State University of New York Press, 1993); (2) Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity: Essays and Lectures in Modern Jewish Thought by Leo Strauss (State University of New York Press, 1997); (3) Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides (University of Chicago Press, 2013); (4) Leo Strauss on Maimonides: The Complete Writings (University of Chicago Press, 2013). He has written numerous articles on medieval and modern Jewish thinkers, from Yehuda Halevi to Gershom Scholem.

Recently he completed a book on the thought of Emil L. Fackenheim — Emil Fackenheim’s Search for Revelation: Divine Presence and Diabolical History — which will be published shortly by Cambridge University Press. He edits a series for the State University of New York Press on “The Thought and Legacy of Leo Strauss.” At present he is working on a new book tentatively entitled: "What Moses Saw: Maimonidean Meditations, or, On the Speculative Teaching of the Torah."