New Directions in Jewish Theology

Volume 12, Number 1 (March 2021)

General Editors
Deborah Barer
Mark Randall James

Book Review Editor
Nechama Juni

Managing Editor
Ashley Tate

Founding Editors
Peter Ochs
Steven Kepnes

Mark Randall James, Independent Scholar


A Program for Positive Jewish Theology
Steven Kepnes, Colgate University


In Defense of Negative Theology: A Reply to Kepnes
Kenneth Seeskin, Northwestern University

Theological Realism and Internal Contradiction: A Reply to Kepnes
Yehuda Gellman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Steven Kepnes’ Proposal: A Pragmatic Reading
Peter Ochs, University of Virginia

Building Blocks to a Contemporary Jewish Theology
Miri Freud-Kandel, Oxford University

Response to Kepnes: Theology and Aesthetics
Daniel Rynhold, Yeshiva University

Doing Positive Jewish Theology: The Case of Divine “Regret”
James A. Diamond, University of Waterloo


Replies to My Commentators
Steven Kepnes, Colgate University

Book Reviews

Review of Miriam Feldmann Kaye, Jewish Theology for a Postmodern Age
Mark Randall James, Independent Scholar

Review of James A. Diamond, Jewish Theology Unbound
Alexander Green, SUNY Buffalo