Jeremy Phillip Brown

Jeremy Phillip Brown

Assistant Professor

Primary Field of Study: History of Christianity


New York University, PhD; New York University, MPhil; Reed College, BA

Research and Training Interests

Medieval Judaism, Iberian Kabbalah, Jewish-Christian Polemic

Selected Publications

“On the Censorship of Anti-Christian Polemic in Early Kabbalah,” Association for Jewish Studies Review (forthcoming).

“Espousal of the Impoverished Bride in Early Franciscan Hagiography and the Kabbalah of Gerona,” History of Religions, vol. 61, no. 3 (2022): 279-305.  

“Gazing into Their Hearts: On the Appearance of Kabbalistic Pietism in Thirteenth-Century Castile,” European Journal of Jewish Studies 14 (2020): 177-214.

“From Nacionalista Anti-Kabbalistic Polemic to Aryan Kabbalah in the Southern Cone,” Journal of Religion 99, no. 3 (July 2019): 341-360.



Jeremy Phillip Brown is Assistant Professor of Theology specializing in medieval Judaism. He completed his BA in Religion at Reed College, and earned his doctorate in Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. Brown has taught at the University of San Francisco, and served as Simon and Ethel Flegg Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies at McGill University in Montreal. Research interests include the Zohar, the penitential discourses of Kabbalah and Jewish pietism, Jewish-Christian polemic in medieval Iberia, and the dissemination of Kabbalah in Latin America.



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