Associate Professor of Religious Studies
UVa Faculty Fellow
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Asher Biemann is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and a member of the Jewish Studies faculty at the University of Virginia. His areas of interest are modern Jewish thought and intellectual history, especially of the 19th and 20th centuries. Much of his research focuses on the modern Jewish experience in Central Europe and its interaction with continental thought and culture. He has a special interest in the intellectual formations of Jewish nationalism and Zionism, Jewish art and aesthetics, dialogical thought, and theories of secularization and modernity. Recent books include The Martin Buber Reader (2001), Martin Buber: Sprachphilosophische Schriften (2003), David Aronson: Painting and Sculpture (2004), Inventing New Beginnings: On the Idea of Renaissance in Modern Judaism (2009). Asher is currently completing Dreaming of Michelangelo: Jewish Variations on a Modern Theme.