Visotzky, Burton L.

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VISOTZKY, Burton L. American, b. 1951. Genres: Theology/Religion, Bibliography. Career: Ordained rabbi, 1977-; Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTSA), New York City, associate professor of Talmud and rabbinics, 1988-, Nathan and Janet Appleman Professor of Midrash and Inter- religious Studies, 1988-, associate dean of graduate school, 1991-96; writer. Union Theological Seminary, visiting lecturer, 1980-; Oxford University, visiting scholar, 1985-86; Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, visiting fellow, 1985-86; Princeton Theological Seminary, visiting lecturer, 1987-89; Russian State University of the Humanities, Moscow, visiting professor, 1994. Publications: Louis Finkelstein: A Bibliography, 1977; Midrash Mishle (in Hebrew), 1990; Reading the Book: Making the Bible a Timeless Text, Doubleday, 1991; The Midrash on Proverbs, 1992; Fathers of the World: Essays on Rabbinic and Patristic Literature, 1995; The Genesis of Ethics, 1996; The Road to Redemption, 1998; (ed. and contrib.) From Mesopotamia to Modernity: Ten Introductions to Jewish History and Literature, 1999. Contributor of articles and reviews to religious studies journals. Address: 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]