Faculty

Angelicum Faculty members are highly qualified both academically and professionally, and have varied and extensive experience in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue. All permanent faculty members possess doctorates in Sacred Theology and an impressive list of scholarly publications. Some of the faculty have held positions, either full-time or as consultants, in the Vatican offices concerned with ecumenism and interfaith relations. Courses and seminars are taught in English.

For a complete list of Faculty teaching courses in ecumenism and interreligious dialogue in the current year click here


Visiting Faculty

Through the John Paul II Center, world renowned scholars from leading academic institutions in the United States, Europe and Israel teach courses in interreligious dialogue topics at the Angelicum.

Prof. Adam Afterman

Co-Director of the John Paul II Center

Biography

Courses:

  • Philo’s Philosophy and its Influence on Early Christianity – (2009/10)


Rabbi Jack Bemporad

Co-Director of the John Paul II Center

Biography

Courses:

  • Literary Prophets – (2019/20)
  • First Century Judaism – (2019/20)
  • Medieval Jewish Philosophers (2018/19)
  • Jewish-Christian Dialogue (2018/19)
  • Literary Prophets – (2017/18)
  • Hermann Cohen and Martin Buber: Foundations for a Contemporary Jewish Theology – (2017/18)
  • First Century Judaism – (2016/17)
  • Jewish-Christian Dialogue – (2016/17)
  • Jewish-Christian Dialogue – (2015/16)
  • The Literary Prophets – (2015/16)
  • The Ethics of Judaism: A Discussion of the Freedom, Responsibility, Righteousness, and Goodness in Biblical and Rabbinical Thought – (2014/15)
  • Introduction to Jewish Theology – (2013/14)
  • Modern Jewish Philosophy – (2013/14)
  • The Literary Prophets – (2012/13)
  • The Philosophy of Midrash – (2012/13)
  • The Historical Books – The Book of Kings – (2011/12)
  • The Philosophy and Anthropology of Dialogue – (2011/12)
  • Jewish-Christian Dialogue – (2011/12)
  • The Literary Prophets and Interreligious Dialogue – (2010/11)
  • Martin Buber’s Philosophy of Dialogue – (2010/11)
  • First Century Judaism – (2010/11)
  • Prophecy and Wisdom -(2009/10)
  • The Hebrew Bible, Human Rights and Interreligious Dialogue – (2009/10)
  • Faith and Reason in Theology of Moses – (2008/09)


Marshall J. Breger

Professor, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Biography

Courses:

  • The Role of “the Land” in Judaism. The Growth of Religious Zionism – (2017/18)
  • Religious, Legal, and Political Perspectives on Jerusalem – (2015/16)
  • Religious, Legal, and Political Perspectives on Jerusalem – (2013/14)
  • Legal and Religious Issues Related to Jerusalem – (2010/11)


Moshe Idel

Max Cooper Professor in Jewish Thought, Department of Jewish Thought, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
and Senior Researcher, Shalom Hartman Institute

Biography

Courses:

  • The “Son of God”: Jewish Perspectives on the Concept of Sonship in the History of Jewish Thought – (2012/13)


Israel Knohl

Yehezkel Kaufmann Chair, Biblical Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
and Senior Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute

Biography

Courses:

  • The Problem of Evil (2019/20)
  • “At the Beginning”. Genesis 1-12 (2018/19)
  • Genesis 1-11 – (2017/18)
  • Chapters in the Book of Isaiah – (2016/17)
  • The Problem of Evil in the Hebrew Bible – (2015/16)
  • The Messianic Idea in the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls – (2010/11)


Menachem Lorberbaum

Department Chair, Jewish Philosophy, Talmud and Kabbala, Tel Aviv University
and Senior Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute

Biography

Courses:

  • Theologies of Exile and Redemption (2019/20)
  • Exile and Redemption, Part I-II (2018/19)
  • Major Trends in Contemporary Jewish Theology – (2016/17)
  • Introduction to Jewish Medieval Theology – (2012/13)
  • Key Chapters in the Guide to the Perplexed – (2010/11)


Mona Siddiqui – Annual Lecturer

Director, Centre for the Study of Islam, Glasgow University

Biography

Courses:

  • Themes and Tensions in Muslim Approaches to Judaism and Christianity – (2011/12)


Josef Stern

William H. Colvin Professor, Department of Philosophy and Committee on Jewish Studies, University of Chicago
and Director, Chicago Center for Jewish Studies

Biography

Courses:

  • Medieval Philosophy in the Three Faiths – (2014/15)
  • Medieval Philosophy – (2011/12)


Burton L. Visotzky

Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies, Louis Stein Director of the Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies, Director of the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Biography

Courses:

  • Judaism and Christianity in the First Five Centuries – (2013/14)


Noam Zion

Senior Research Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute

Biography

Courses:

  • Rabbinic Hermeneutics of Biblical Narrative: Genesis. Fraternal Religious Violence – Interpreting Cain and Abel; Hagar and Sarah – (2016/17)