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Aryeh AmihayAryeh Amihay

Lecturer, Judaic Studies
501 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-0450

Phone: 865-974-2466

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Aryeh Amihay is interested in the intersection of philosophy of law and philosophy of religion in a comparative way. Trained in Biblical and Jewish Studies, his first monograph (Theory and Practice in Essene Law) extracts a legal theory of the Judean Desert Scrolls, with a historical analysis of plausible practices based on sectarian beliefs. In recent years, he began collaborative research comparing Chinese and Jewish traditions. The most recent outcome of this project is an article on the ethics of beauty in ancient China and ancient Judaism, soon to be published in the journal Philosophy East and West. He is currently working on a new monograph exploring myth and ritual in the Liji, the Confucian Book of Rites, from a Jewish perspective. A firm believer in education as dialogue, he welcomes emails from students, colleagues, and the general public on his areas of interest.

  • PhD, Religion, Princeton University, 2013
  • MA, Religion, Princeton University, 2009
  • BA, Biblical Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2005

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