Ravven, Heidi M(iriam Morrison) 1952-

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RAVVEN, Heidi M(iriam Morrison) 1952-


Born April 28, 1952, in Boston, MA; daughter of Robert M. (a psychoanalyst) and Lucille M. (a musician) Ravven; married Allen Manning (a consultant), April 17, 1988; children: Simha E. Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: Attended Smith College, 1970-71; Brandeis University, B.A., M.A., 1974, Ph.D., 1984. Politics: Liberal Democrat. Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Canoeing, collecting pens, hiking.


Home—Century House, 36 Albany St., Cazenovia, NY 13035. Office—Department of Religious Studies, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 13323.


Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, professor of religious studies, 1983—. University of Washington, Seattle, Stroum Visiting Professor of Modern Jewish Thought, 1997.


North American Spinoza Society, Society for Empirical Ethics (founding member), Academy of Jewish Philosophy, Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, Hegel Society of America, American Philosophical Association, American Academy of Religion, Association for Jewish Studies.


(Editor, with Lenn E. Goodman, and contributor) Jewish Themes in Spinoza's Philosophy: A Collection of Essays, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 2002.

(Editor, with Lenn E. Goodman, and contributor) Spinoza and Judaism: A Collection of Essays, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 2002.

Contributor to books, including Rereading the Canon: Feminist Perspectives on Hegel, edited by Patricia J. Mills, Pennsylvania State University Press (University Park, PA), 1995; Spinoza, edited by Yirmiahu Yovel and Gideon Segal, Ashgate Publishing (Aldershot, England), 2000; The Jewish Philosophy Reader, edited by Daniel H. Frank and Oliver Leaman, Routledge (New York, NY), 2000; Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy, edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Indiana University Press (Bloomington, IN), 2003; and Spinoza: Critical Assessments, edited by Genevieve Lloyd, Routledge (New York, NY). Contributor to "Academic Companions Humor Column." Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Journal of the Associates for Religion and Intellectual Life, Journal of Religious Studies, International Studies in Philosophy, Judaism: Quarterly Journal of Jewish Life and Thought, Iyyun: Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Animus, Philosophy and Theology, Owl of Minerva: Journal of the Hegel Society of America, and Studia Spinozana.



Shofar, winter, 2003, review of Jewish Themes in Spinoza's Philosophy: A Collection of Essays, p. 200.