Professor Ken Koltun-Fromm

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As a member of the religion department at Haverford College, I teach a wide range of courses in modern Jewish thought and culture, together with material studies in religion. My research focuses on Jewish conceptions of identity, authority, authenticity, and materiality. I have published four books–Moses Hess and Modern Jewish Identity (2001),  Abraham Geiger’s Liberal Judaism: Personal Meaning and Religious Authority (2006), Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America (2010), and Imagining Jewish Authenticity: Vision and Text in American Jewish Thought (2015)–and two edited volumes, Thinking Jewish Culture in America (2014), and Imagining the Jewish God (2016). I am currently working on two projects: the co-edited volume Comics and Sacred Texts: Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives, and my own manuscript, The Ethics of Representation: Graphic Religious Narratives and the Moral Imagination.