Dr. Samuelson is the Grossman Chair of Jewish Studies at Arizona State
University in the Department of Religious Studies. He is the founder and
secretary of the Academy of Jewish Philosophy. Dr. Samuelson's scholarship
focuses on Jewish philosophy and theology. He has written extensively on both
medieval and modern Jewish philosophy. In the field of religion and science he
has authored two major philosophical- theological works that wrestle with the
problem of creation: The First Seven Days: A Philosophical Commentary on the
Creation of Genesis (1992) and Judaism and the Doctrine of Creation (1994).
Professor Samuelson has been active in the American Academy of Religion, the
Association of Jewish Studies, the American Theological Society, and the
American Philosophical Association. In these organizations he has articulated a
distinctly Jewish way of doing philosophy and demonstrated how to think
creatively and precisely about the interface of reason and faith.
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