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Faculty Fellow

Paul Mendes-Flohr

Dorothy Grant Maclear Professor Emeritus of Modern Jewish History and Thought; Associate Faculty in the Department of History University of Chicago


Paul Mendes-Flohr’s major research interests include modern Jewish intellectual history, modern Jewish philosophy and religious thought, philosophy of religion, German intellectual history, and the history and sociology of intellectuals. Together with Bernd Witte, he serves as editor-in-chief of the twenty-two volume German edition of the collected works of Martin Buber, sponsored by the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and the Heinrich Heine Universität, Dusseldorf, Germany. He has recently published Progress and its Discontents (in Hebrew); the third, englarged edition of The Jew in the Modern World: A Documentary History (with Jehuda Reinharz); and Encrucijadas en la Modernidad (Buenos Aries). He is the editor of a series on German-Jewish literature and Cultural History for the University of Chicago Press, as well as the collected works of Martin Buber in German. His biography of Martin Buber was published by Yale University Press in 2019.

For more details on his research and publications, please visit his profile page at the University of Chicago.