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

The Zohar, History of Kabbalah, Jewish-Christian Polemic, Kabbalah in Latin America

Selected Publications

"Gazing into Their Hearts: On the Appearance of Kabbalistic Pietism in Thirteenth-Century Castile," European Journal of Jewish Studies 14 (2020): 1-38.

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

“‘La Perversión de la Cábala Judía’: Gershom Scholem and anti-Kabbalistic Polemic in the Argentine Catholic Nationalism of Julio Meinvielle.” In All Religion Is Inter-Religion: Engaging the Work of Steven M. Wasserstrom, eds. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri and Paul Robertson. London: Bloomsbury, 2019, 65-73, 218-223.

"Of Sound and Vision: The Ram’s Horn in Medieval Kabbalistic Rituology," Qol Tamid: The Shofar in Ritual, History and Culture, eds. Jonathan Friedman and Joel Gereboff. Claremont, Ca: Claremont Press, 2017, 83-113.


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 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 Jewish mysticism and pietism, Jewish-Christian polemic in medieval Iberia, and the dissemination of Kabbalah in Latin America.



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