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1. Meyers, Scott Kommel. Religion of Reason in the New Age: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Hermann Cohen, and Messianic Politics.

Degree: MA, Religious Studies, 2017, University of Colorado

In my thesis, I call for a reassessment of Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1924-2014), an influential exponent of New Age Judaism and a leading figure in American Judaism. I propose a more nuanced understanding of the intellectual genealogy of Schachter-Shalomi’s New Age Judaism in North America by suggesting an important yet overlooked source of his theology, calling attention to the possibility that he has deep philosophical and historical roots in German-Jewish rationalism. Citing hitherto unnoticed historical, textual, and philosophical evidence, I suggest that key elements of Schachter-Shalomi’s mystically inflected, seemingly anti-rational religious thought may be sourced from, and creatively reimagine, the work of one of Jewish modernity’s arch-rationalists: the German-Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen (1842-1918). I argue that the messianic idea inherited from Cohen’s “religion of reason” may serve as a major foundation for what I call the “messianic politics” of Schachter-Shalomi. Advisors/Committee Members: Elias R. Sacks, David Shneer, Holly Gayley, Martin Kavka.

Subjects/Keywords: Cosmopolitanism; Hermann Cohen; Jewish Renewal; New Age; Rationalism; Zalman Schachter-Shalomi; Jewish Studies; Religion; Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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APA (6th Edition):

Meyers, S. K. (2017). Religion of Reason in the New Age: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Hermann Cohen, and Messianic Politics. (Masters Thesis). University of Colorado. Retrieved from https://scholar.colorado.edu/rlst_gradetds/45

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Meyers, Scott Kommel. “Religion of Reason in the New Age: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Hermann Cohen, and Messianic Politics.” 2017. Masters Thesis, University of Colorado. Accessed April 22, 2019. https://scholar.colorado.edu/rlst_gradetds/45.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Meyers, Scott Kommel. “Religion of Reason in the New Age: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Hermann Cohen, and Messianic Politics.” 2017. Web. 22 Apr 2019.

Vancouver:

Meyers SK. Religion of Reason in the New Age: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Hermann Cohen, and Messianic Politics. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Colorado; 2017. [cited 2019 Apr 22]. Available from: https://scholar.colorado.edu/rlst_gradetds/45.

Council of Science Editors:

Meyers SK. Religion of Reason in the New Age: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Hermann Cohen, and Messianic Politics. [Masters Thesis]. University of Colorado; 2017. Available from: https://scholar.colorado.edu/rlst_gradetds/45


University of Colorado

2. Meyers, Scott Kommel. Religion of Reason in the New Age: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Hermann Cohen, and Messianic Politics.

Degree: MA, 2017, University of Colorado

In my thesis, I call for a reassessment of Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1924-2014), an influential exponent of New Age Judaism and a leading figure in American Judaism. I propose a more nuanced understanding of the intellectual genealogy of Schachter-Shalomi’s New Age Judaism in North America by suggesting an important yet overlooked source of his theology, calling attention to the possibility that he has deep philosophical and historical roots in German-Jewish rationalism. Citing hitherto unnoticed historical, textual, and philosophical evidence, I suggest that key elements of Schachter-Shalomi’s mystically inflected, seemingly anti-rational religious thought may be sourced from, and creatively reimagine, the work of one of Jewish modernity’s arch-rationalists: the German-Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen (1842-1918). I argue that the messianic idea inherited from Cohen’s “religion of reason” may serve as a major foundation for what I call the “messianic politics” of Schachter-Shalomi. Advisors/Committee Members: Elias R. Sacks, David Shneer, Holly Gayley, Martin Kavka.

Subjects/Keywords: cosmopolitanism; hermann cohen; jewish renewal; new age; rationalism; zalman schachter-shalomi; Jewish Studies; Religion; Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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APA (6th Edition):

Meyers, S. K. (2017). Religion of Reason in the New Age: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Hermann Cohen, and Messianic Politics. (Masters Thesis). University of Colorado. Retrieved from https://scholar.colorado.edu/rlst_gradetds/54

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Meyers, Scott Kommel. “Religion of Reason in the New Age: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Hermann Cohen, and Messianic Politics.” 2017. Masters Thesis, University of Colorado. Accessed April 22, 2019. https://scholar.colorado.edu/rlst_gradetds/54.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Meyers, Scott Kommel. “Religion of Reason in the New Age: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Hermann Cohen, and Messianic Politics.” 2017. Web. 22 Apr 2019.

Vancouver:

Meyers SK. Religion of Reason in the New Age: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Hermann Cohen, and Messianic Politics. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Colorado; 2017. [cited 2019 Apr 22]. Available from: https://scholar.colorado.edu/rlst_gradetds/54.

Council of Science Editors:

Meyers SK. Religion of Reason in the New Age: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Hermann Cohen, and Messianic Politics. [Masters Thesis]. University of Colorado; 2017. Available from: https://scholar.colorado.edu/rlst_gradetds/54

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