Professor Ken Koltun-Fromm

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 one edited volume, Thinking Jewish Culture in America (2014). I am currently co-editing two projects–one on conceptions of the Jewish God and the other on Sacred Texts and Graphic Novels.