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Jonathan Gilmour

Biography:

Educated at Kings' School, Winchester and Alton College, I studied Religious Studies (Judaism, Islam and philosophy of religion) alongside History and Geography. This cultivated my personal and academic interest to learn more about other religions and ways of thinking outside of my Christian tradition.

I completed my B.A. and M.Phil in Theology and Religious Studies at St. John's College, Cambridge

Taking interest in intellectual controversies in 'the history of ideas,' I have conducted undergraduate and graduate research on the contested 'post-theistic' Jewish religious thought of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan (1881-1983) and the 'anti-nomian' messianic Torah theology of Jacob Frank (1726-1791).

I am currently completing the 'write-up' of my PhD thesis concentrating on the Orthodox Jewish thinket Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903-1993) and his contested theoretical approach to inter-faith dialogue.

Subject area and speciality

Religious Studies specialists:

Joseph Soloveitchik and Inter-faith Dialogue

Research Interests

  • Inter-faith dialogue
  • Philosophy of religion(s)
  • Jewish studies

Research Supervision

I have experience as an undergraduate supervisor for a student taking the Modern Judaism paper. I intend to continue supervising individual students after the submission of my PhD.

Other Professional Activities

  • Cambridge University Jewish Society (CUJS) [ex-inter-faith officer]
  • Cambridge University Faiths Forum (CUFF) [ex-officer]
  • Cambridge Union Society (CUS) [life-member]

 

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