Jon D. Levenson

The Closing of the American Mind Now

Thirty years ago, a book was published that hit, in the words of the New York Times, “with the approximate force and effect of what electric shock-therapy must be like.” How has it held up? And what does that have to do with the Bible?

Category Error: A Response & Rejoinder

Yoram Hazony responds to Jon D. Levenson's critique of his book. Levenson replies.

Category Error

What is lost when the books of the Hebrew Bible are read as philosophy?

The One and the Many

A popular new book deals with differences between the world's religions, but misses the mark in several of them.

The Idea of Abrahamic Religions: A Qualified Dissent

What is "Abrahamic" about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?


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