• Current Research

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    Sarah Pessin is Interfaith Chair & Professor of Philosophy and Judaic Studies at the University of Denver, where she joined the Department of Philosophy and the Center for Judaic Studies in Fall 2004. She served as the Director of the Center for Judaic Studies (Fall 2009-Summer 2019) and is the incoming Faculty Senate President.

    Sarah works on the philosophy and phenomenology of religion, and focuses on lived experiences of exile, marginalization, and "difficult hope." 
    Author of many works on Neoplatonic goodness in Jewish and Islamic contexts (including 'Ibn Gabirol's Theology of Desire' (Cambridge University Press, 2013)), creative director of DU's Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site, and team leader for DU's Religious Inclusivity Initiative, Sarah is currently working on 3 inter-related projects: 
    (1) A project called "Hate & Protect" which aims to refigure American popular civic and religious (including interfaith) discourses around the goal of responsibility, not friendship, 
    (2) a Judeo-Christian reconsideration of the themes of love, faith, hope, and forgiveness in contemporary American politics and civics, and 
    (3) a commentary on the early works of Emmanuel Levinas around the themes of paradox, past, pause, and pardon (and with implications for rethinking dividing lines between "works and grace" in Jewish, Christian, and American civic contexts).
  • Cronos Swallows a Stone

  • PDF file of an essay originally published online in 2011 in volume 2 of the University of Toronto's Journal of Jewish Thought

  • cronos_pessin_PDF.pdf

  • Links to Philosophy and Judaic Studies at DU

  • Department of Philosophy
  • Center for Judaic Studies
  • Campus Calendars
  • Judaic Studies Minors

  • Judaic Studies Minor at DU
  • Research Links

  • JPS Bible
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
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  • blue door tapestry
    blue door tapestry
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  • joachim knill - photography
  • debbie rosenfeld - photography
  • paper cutouts
  • sidewalk chalk art
  • origami
  • geoffrey gorman

This portfolio last updated: 18-Dec-2019 2:34 PM