Department of Religious Studies
PO Box 400126
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4126
Jewish philosophy and theology; Comparative Jewish-Christian-Muslim studies; Abrahamic "scriptural reasoning"; rabbinic semiotics; Judaism and science; Postliberal Christian theologies; American philosophy, pragmatism; Charles Peirce's philosophy and recent philosophic theology.
My research addresses three primary subjects: the relation of contemporary Jewish thought to the classical biblical and rabbinic sources; relations among Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions of scriptural interpretation; and relations among contemporary religious, philosophic, and scientific reasoning. This year (2010-2011), for example, I am completing book projects on topics like Muslim-Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture and Reason, Philosophy and Jewish Prayer, and (in progress) Quantum Theory and Theology.
Another Reformation: Postliberal Christianity and the Jews (Brazos Press, 2011)
The Free Church and Israel’s Covenant (Canadian Mennonite University, 2010).
Wording a Radiance: Parting Conversations on God and the Church, Daniel Hardy
(posthumous) with Deborah Ford, Peter Ochs, and David Ford (SCM Press: 2010).
Crisis, Call and Leadership in the Abrahamic Traditions, eds. Peter Ochs and Stacy Johnson (New York:
Breaking the Tablets: Jewish Theology After Shoah, by David Halivni, edited, with introduction and
commentaries by Peter Ochs (Rowman & Littlefield: 2007).
David Halivni, Shevirat Haluchot, Teologia Yehudit Leachar Hashoa, ed. Peter Ochs (Jerusalem: Toby Press, 2010): Hebrew Translation (with additions and editinOcvhgs) of Breaking the Tablets: Jewish Theology After Shoah.
Textual Reasonings: Jewish Philosophy and Text Study at the end of the Twentieth Century eds. Peter
Ochs and Nancy Levene (London: SCM Press, 2002; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003).
John Howard Yoder, The Jewish-Christian Schism Revisited, eds. Michael Cartwright and Peter Ochs
(with Introduction and Commentary) (London: SCM Press; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003).
Reviewing the Covenant: Eugene Borowitz and the Postmodern Renewal of Jewish Theology, with
Eugene Borowitz (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000).
Christianity in Jewish Terms, eds. T. Frymer-Kensky , D. Novak, P. Ochs, D. Sandmel, M. Signer,
(Boulder , Co: Westview Press/Perseus for the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies: Sept,
Reasoning After Revelation: Dialogues in Postmodern Jewish Philosophy, with Steven Kepnes and
Robert Gibbs (Boulder and San Francisco: Westview Press/Perseus, 1998).
Peirce, Pragmatism, and the Logic of Scripture (Cambridge: Cambridge U Press, 1998).
The Return to Scripture in Judaism and Christianity: Essays in Postcritical Scriptural Interpretation (edited
collection, with introduction and commentaries, Mahwah, N.J.: Paulist Press, 1993).
Repr. Edition: Wipf & Stock: Eugene, Oregon, 2008.
with David Ray Griffin, John B.Cobb, Jr., Marcus P. Ford and Pete A.Y. Gunter, Founders of Constructive
Postmodern Philosophy: Peirce, James, Bergson,Whitehead and Hartshorne (Albany: SUNY
Understanding the Rabbinic Mind: Essays on the Hermeneutic of Max Kadushin (edited collection,
with commentaries and contributed essay, Atlanta: Scholars Press for South Florida Studies
in the History of Judaism, 1990).
Manuscripts held by the Smithsonian Institution:
Learning Sea Lore on Puluwat Atoll (l975)
Talk of the Sea: Oral Navigational Lore on Puluwat (l97l)
Knowledge Under the Mast (l970)
Morning Prayer: A Philosophy of Judaism
Come, Study! Teaching and Learning Scriptural Reasoning
The Tent of Meeting: A Place for Muslim-Jewish-Christian Study, ed. P.Ochs
Series Co-Editor ((with Stanley Hauerwas and Ibrahim Moosa), "Encountering Traditions”, Stanford University Press (2010-).
Series Co-Editor (with Stanley Hauerwas), "Radical Traditions: Theology in a Postcritical Key," Westview Press/ Harper Collins. Books appearing in the series:
Restaurare la Rivelazione (Italian translation. Firenze: Guintina, 2000).
Signer (2000). Nominated for the 2001 National Jewish Book Award in Jewish-
Series Co-Editor (with Stanley Hauerwas), "Radical Traditions: Theology in a Postcritical Key," SCM Press/ Eerdmans. Books appearing in the new series:
Peter Ochs and Nancy Levene (2002/ 2003).
by Michael Cartwright and Peter Ochs (2003).
Martin Kavka (2008).
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
"Postcritical Scriptural Interpretation in Judaism," in Interpreting Judaism in a Postmodern Age,
ed. Steven Kepnes (New York: New York University Press, 1996): 55-84.
"Rabbinic Text Process Theology," Jewish Theology and Process Thought, ed. S. Lubarsky and
D. Griffin (Albany: SUNY Press, 1996):195-231.
"Judaism and Christian Theology," in The Modern Theologians Second Ed., David F.Ford, ed.
(Oxford and Cambridge: Blackwell, 1997): 607-625.
"Forward," to David Halivni, Revelation Restored (Boulder: Westview Press, 1997): pp. xi-xviii.
“Exodus 3: An Introduction to Textual Reasoning,” in Stephen Fowl, ed., The Theological Interpretation
of Scripture (Oxford and Cambridge, Blackwell: 1997): pp.129-142.
"B’nei Ezra; An Introduction to Textual Reasoning," in Contemporary Jewish Thought,
eds. E. Dorf and L. Newman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999): 502-511.
“The Emergence of Postmodern Jewish Theology and Philosophy,” and “Borowitz and the Postmodern
Renewal of Jewish Theology,” in Reviewing the Covenant: Eugene Borowitz and the Postmodern Renewal of Jewish Theology, P. Ochs with Eugene Borowitz (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000).
“Wounded Word, Wounded Interpreter,” in Humanity at the Limits, ed. M. Signer (Indiana U
Press, 2000): 148-160.
Preface to Heather Armstrong, Face to Face with the Other in George Eliot’s Romola, Middlemarch, and
Daniel Deronda (Scholar’s Press, 2002): i-iv.
“Ethical Monotheism When the Word Is Wounded: Wendell Dietrich Reread,” in Ethical Monotheism,
Past and Present: Essays in honor of Wendell Dietrich, eds. Theodore Vial and Mark Hadley (Atlanta: Scholars Press for Brown Judaica Series, 2001): 15-48.
“Preface,” “God,” and “Epilogue,” in Christianity in Jewish Terms, eds. D.Novak, P. Ochs, D. Sandmel M.
Signer, T. Frymer-Kensky (Westview Press/Perseus: 2000):xi-xiv, 49-69, 366-73 passim.
“The Renewal of Jewish Theology Today: Under the Sign of Three,” Blackwell Companion to Postmodern
Theology, ed. Graham Ward (London: Blackwell Pubs., 2001): 324-348.
“Small Actions Against Terror: Jewish Reflections on a Christian Witness,” in Against Terror: A Witness to
Love and Justice, ed. Victoria Erickson (Ada, MI: Brazos Press, 2001): 287-304.
“September 11 and the Children of Abraham,” in Disssent from the Homeland: Essays after September 11
(Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2003): 137-147 (repr. From The South Atlantic
“Introduction,” and “Gold and Silver: Talmudic Semiotics” (with Robert Gibbs), and “Talmudic
Scholarship as Textual Reasoning: Halivni’s Pragmatic Historiography,” and “Epilogue,” in
Textual Reasonings, eds. Peter Ochs and Nancy Levene (London: SCM Press, 2002; Grand
Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003): 2-14, 90-102, 120-143, 289-302.
“Introduction” and running commentaries for John Howard Yoder, The Jewish-Christian Schism Revisited,
edited and with commentary by Michael Cartwright and Peter Ochs (London: SCM Press; Grand
Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003).
“Abrahamic Theo-politics: A Jewish View,” in eds. William Cavanaugh and Peter Scott, the Blackwell
Companion to Political Theology (Oxford: Blackwells, 2004): 519-534.
“Dreifaltigkeit und Judentum,” trans. Gabriele Stein in Der lebendige Gott: Auf den Spuren neueren
trinitarischen Denkens, ed. Rudolf Weth, Neukrichen-Vluyn: Neukrichener Verlag, 2005: 75-84.
Repr. from “Dreifaltigkeit und Judentum,” in Concilium 39.4 (Oct 2003).
“Le shituf et le Dieu trinitaire du Christianisme,” in Le christianisme au miroir du judaïsme, ed.
Shmuel Trigano (Paris: In Press Éditions, 2003), 133-150.
“Scripture,” in Fields of Faith: Theological and Religious Studies for the Twenty-First Century, eds. David
Ford, Janet Soskice, Ben Quash (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004): 104-118.
“A Road to the Postmodern Palace: Michael Rosenak’s Theological Response to the Postmodern
Condition,” in ed. Jonathan Cohen, In Search of a Jewish Paideia: Directions in the Philosophy of
Jewish Education. Melton Studies in Jewish Education Vol X (Hebrew University, Magnes Press,
“Israel’s Redeemer is the One to Whom and with Whom She Prays,” in eds. S. David, D. Kendall, and G.
Collins, The Redemption: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Christ as Redeemer (Oxford
University Press, 2004): 121-146.
“Israels Erlöser ist der Eine und Einzige, zu dem und mit dem Israel betend spricht,” trans. Annegrete
Sauter, Evangelische Theologie 64 Jg. (2004) Heft 6: S. 405-420.
“Textual Reasoning as a Model for Jewish Thought After Shoah,” in eds. P. Amodio, G. Giannini, and G.
Lissa, Filosofia E Critica Della Filisofia Nel Pensiero Ebraico (Napoli: Giannini Editore, 2004):
“Covenant,” in Modern Judaism: An Oxford Guide, eds. Nicholas de Lange and Miri Frued-Kandel
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005): 290-300.
“God” and “Trinity,” in A Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations, eds. Edward Kessler and Neil
Wenborn, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005): 167-170, 429-430.
“Abrahamic Hauerwas: Theological Conditions for Justifying Inter-Abrahamic Study” in God,
“Judaism and Christian Theology,” The Modern Theologians 3rd Edition, eds. David Ford and Rachel
Muers (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2005): 645-662.
“The Logic of Indignity and the Logic of Redemption,” in eds. K. Soulen and L Moorehead, Theological
Anthropology (Eerdmans Press, 2005): 143-160.
“Zeichen” and “Tora,” in Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart: Handwörterbuch für Theologie und
Religionswissenschaft, eds. Betz, Browning, Janowski und Jüngel (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006).
“A Third Epoch: The Future of Discourse in Jewish-Christian Relations,” with David Ford, in
Challenges in Jewish-Christian Relations, eds. James Aitken and Edward Kessler
(Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2006): 153-170.
“Morning Prayer as Redemptive Thinking,” in Liturgy, Time, and the Politics of Redemption, eds. Chad
Pecknold and Randi Rashkover (Eerdmans Pub, 2006): 50-90.
“Philosophic Warrants for Scriptural Reasoning,” in The Promise Of Scriptural Reasoning, eds. David Ford
and Chad Pecknold (Oxford: Blackwell Pub.,2006): 121-138. Repr. of Modern Theology Vol. 22
No. 3 (July 2006).
“Forward,” in Ten Commandments for Jews, Christians, and Others, ed. Roger Van Harn
(Eerdmans, 2007): viii-x.
“From Two to Three: To Know is also To Know the Context of Knowing,” in Steven Kepnes and Basit Bilal Koshul,
eds., Scripture, Reason and the Contemporary Islam-West Encounter: Studying the "Other," Understanding
the "Self" (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007): 177-200.
“The Bible’s Wounded Authority,” in ed. William Brown, Engaging Biblical Authority (Westminster John
Knox Press, 2007): 113-121.
“Reading Across a Difference,” in ed. Jessica Feldman, Thinking of Reading: A University of Virginia
Guide (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008).
“Saints and the Heterological Historians,” in Saintly Influence: Texts for Edith Wyschogrod, ed. Martin
Kavka, Stephen Hood and Eric Boynton (Fordham University Press, 2009): 219-237.
““Michael Signer’s Philosophical Theology of Plain Sense,” in Transforming Relations: Essays
on Jews and Christians throughout History In Honor of Michael S. Signer edited by Franklin T. Harkins (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009).
“Moses at the Sea: Scripture as Performance,” and “Introduction: Crisis, Leadership, and
Scriptural Reasoning,” in Crisis, Call and Leadership in the Abrahamic Traditions, eds.
Peter Ochs and Stacy Johnson (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009): 1-9, 290-305.
“Scripture in Modern Jewish Philosophy,” in The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: The
Modern Era, ed. Martin Kavka and David Novak (Cambridge: expected 2010).
"Difference with Respect (To)," Semiotics 1995: Proceedings of the Semiotic Society of America, Spring,
"Teaching Judaism in a Secular Setting," A Roundtable with Larry Schiffman, Yaakov Elman, and Susan
Handelman, Wellsprings (Spring, 1996).
“Zionism” (Introduction) Textual Reasoning: The Journal of the Postmodern Jewish Philosophy Network, Vol
6.3, Winter, 1997. http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/journals/tr/archive/pmjp/pmjp6_3.html
“On the Unity of God,’ The Living Pulpit (Spring, 1999):10-11.
“Genesis 1-2: Creation as Evolution,” The Living Pulpit 9 no 2 (April/June, 2000): 8-10.
“From Phenomenology to Scripture,” essay and edited collection, Modern Theology 16 No 3 (July, 2000): 341-346 (collection, 301-346). http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119041759/issue
“Church and Sociality,” The Living Pulpit 9 no. 4 (Oct/Dec, 2000): 4-5.
“Holiness,” The Living Pulpit 10 no. 2 (July/Aug, 2001): 16-17.
David Halivni, “Prayer in the Shoah,” trans. from the Hebrew by P. Ochs, Judaism 199 Vol. 50 No. 3 (Summer,
2001), pp. 268-291. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0411/is_3_50/ai_79786928/?tag=content;col1
“Preface to David Halivni’s Prayer in the Shoah,” in Judaism 199 Vol. 50 No. 3 (Summer, 2001), pp. 259-267.
“The Rules of Scriptural Reasoning,” in The Journal of Scriptural Reasoning 2 No. 1 (May, 2002)
(Pub. of the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia): 1-20.
“Is the Scriptural Reasoner’s Heart Hardened or Warm?” in The Journal of Scriptural Reasoning 2 No. 2 (Sept.,
2002)(Pub. of the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia): 2pp. http://etext.virginia.edu/journals/ssr/issues/volume2/number2/ssr02-02-r06.html
“Behind the Mechitsa: Reflections on The Rules of Textual Reasoning,” in Journal of Textual Reasoning (New
Series) Vol. 1.1 (University of Virginia Electronic Book Center: Spring, 2002): pp. 2-47.
“Introduction,” Theologie et Philosophie de Langue Francaise, Volume 1.1 (Spring 2002), University of
Virginia Electronic Text Center.
“Three Visitors and Scriptural Hermeneutics,” in The Journal of Scriptural Reasoning 2 No. 3 (September,
2002) (Pub. of the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia):2pp. http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/journals/ssr/issues/volume2/number3/ssr02-03-r06.html
“September 11 and the Children of Abraham,” in “Disssent from the Homeland: Essays after September
11, The South Atlantic Quarterly 101:2 (sp 2002): 391-402.
“Jewish Morning Worship: New Life Through Redemptive Prayer,” in The Living Pulpit 12. No 3 (July-
September, 2003): 20-21.
“On Hauerwas’ “With the Grain of the Universe,” Modern Theology 19. No. 1 (January, 2003): 77-88
“Postliberal Scholars Find Reason to Study Christian Theology: an interview with Peter Ochs,” by David
Reid, Vital Theology 1 #3 (April, 2004): 4-5.
“Peacemaking among the Abrahamic Faiths: An Interview with Peter Ochs,” by Jennifer L. Geddes,
The Hedgehog Review 6 #1 (Spring 2004): 90-102. http://www.virginia.edu/iasc/HHR_Archives/Rel&Violence/6.1IOchs.pdf
“The Passion and Repentance,” in The Living Pulpit 13 #3 (July-Sept, 2004): 6-8.
“Dreifaltigkeit und Judentum,” in Concilium 39.4 (Oct 2003): Von anderen Religionen Lernen,
pp. 433-441. http://www.concilium.org/deutsch/inha034.htm
“Response to Ellen Armour,” “Comparative Religious Traditions,” and “Reply to Robert Segal,” Journal of
the American Academy of Religion 74 #1 (March 2006): pp. 16-18, 125-128, 133-34.
“Revised: Comparative Religious Traditions,” and “Reply to Robert Segal,” Journal of the American
Academy of Religion 74 #2 (June 2006): pp. 483-494, 499-500. http://jaar.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/lfj056v1
“Philosophic Warrants for Scriptural Reasoning,” in Modern Theology Vol. 22 No. 3 (July 2006). Special Issue, "The
Promise of Scriptural Reasoning." Guest Editors: C. C. Pecknold and David F. Ford: pp. 465-483.
“Response: Reflections on Binarism,” in Special issue, “Symposium: Pragmatism and Biblical
Hermeneutics: The Work of Peter Ochs,” Modern Theology Vol. 24 No. 3 (July 2008):
pp. 487-498. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/120085675/issue
“Reparative Reasoning: From Peirce’s Pragmatism to Augustine’s Scriptural Semiotic,” in
Modern Theology Vol. 25 No. 2 (April 2009): 187-215
“Scriptural Pragmatism: A Response to the ‘Roots and Hopes of Scriptural Reasoning,’” in The Journal of
Scriptural Reasoning Vol 9 No. 1 (September, 2010): 70pp.
REVIEWS AND REVIEW ESSAYS
Review of Steven Kepnes, The Text as Thou, Martin Buber's Dialogical Hermeneutics and Narrative Theology,
In The Jewish Quarterly Review LXXXVI No. 3-4 (Jan-April 1996): 480-82.
"From Peshat to Derash and Back Again," review essay on Adin Steinsaltz, The Talmud Vol XIV:
Tractate Ta'anit Part II, trans. I. Berman (Random House, 1995) and David Halivni,
Peshat and Derash (Oxford U Press, 1991) in Judaism (Summer, 1997).
"Book Notes" on Neusner and Chilton, Jewish—Christian Debates: God, Kingdom, and the Messiah,
in Theology Today (July, 1999).
Review of Yudit Greenberg, Sweeter than Wine, in Jewish Quarterly Review, XC Nos 1-2 ( July/October,
Review of Michael Fishbane, The Exegetical Imagination, in Journal of the American Academy of Religion,
2000; 68: 633-636
Review of Robert Jenson, Systematic Theology Volume 2 in Journal of Religion, 2001: 301-302.
“Rosenzweig as Postcritical Jewish Philosophy,” a review of Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of
Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered, by Leora Batnitzky (Princeton University Press, 2000), Journal for
Cultural and Religious Theory (electronic), Vol 2. No. 1 (Dec., 2000): 6pp.
Review of Sandra B. Rosenthal and Rogene A. Bucholz, Rethinking Business Ethics, a Pragmatic Approach
(New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), in Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce
Society (Fall, 2001), Vol. 37 No.4: pp. 627-634.
“How to Read the Torah,” Review Essay on Richard Elliot Friedman, Commentary on the Torah: With a
New English Translation and Hebrew Text (HarperSan Francisco, 2001), in Books & Culture, A Christian Review 8 No. 2 (March/April, 2002): 24-25.
Review of Hyam Macoby, The Philosophy of the Talmud (New York: Routledge, 2002), in Shofar 22 No.4
“A Framework for American Jewish Theological Dialogue?” A Review of Eugene Borowitz, Studies in
the Meaning of Judaism and of Eliezer Berkovits, Essential Essays on Judaism, ed. David
Hazony in Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Responsibility (2003).
“A Jewish Reading of Trinity, Time and the Church: A Response to the Theology of Robert W. Jenson,” A
Review Essay, in Modern Theology 19. No. 3 (July 2003): 419-428.
Review of Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Barry Walfish, and Joseph Goering, eds. With Reverence for the Word:
Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003): in: Journal of Medieval Studies 803 (2004): pp. 926-927.
Review: “Books on Jewish-Christian Dialogue: George Lindbeck, The Nature of Doctrine” in Review and
Expositor Vol. 103 No. 1 (Winter 2006): 239-239.
Review of F. E. Peters, The Monotheists Vols. 1-2 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003), in Theology
Today 63 No. 4 (January, 2007): 518-520.
Review of Peter Schäfer, Jesus in the Talmud (Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press,
2007), for Theology Today.
“Wisdom’s Cry: Reparative Pneumatology in David Ford’s Christian Wisdom,” A Review Essay
for Special Issue, “Focus on Scriptural Reasoning,” in Conversations in Religion and Theology 7:2 (2009): 134-144.
Response to Nicholas Adams, “Review of P. Ochs, Peirce, Pragmatism and the Logic of
Scripture,” for Special Issue, “Focus on Scriptural Reasoning,” in Conversations in Religion and Theology 7:2 (2009): 170-172.
"Scriptural Logic: Diagrams for a Postcritical Metaphysics," in Rethinking Metaphysics, Gregory Jones
and Stephen E. Fowl, eds., (Oxford and Cambridge: Blackwell, 1995): 65 Repr. Modern Theology 11:1 (Jan, 1995).
"KADUSHIN, MAX," in Dictionary of American Biography (1995)
"A Jewish View of Blessing," in Of Human Bondage and Divine Grace: A Global Testimony, ed. John
Ross Carter (La Salle, ILL: Open Court, 1992):171-186.
"Charles Peirce as Postmodern Philosopher," in David Ray Griffin et. al. Founders of Constructive
Postmodern Philosophy: Peirce, James, Bergson, Whitehead and Hartshorne (Albany: SUNY
Press, 1992): 43-87.
"Postcritical Scriptural Interpretation," in Torah and Revelation, ed. Dan Cohn-Sherbok (New York,
Toronto: Edwin Mellen Press, 1992): 51-73.
"A Rabbinic Pragmatism," in Bruce Marshall (ed.), Theology and Dialogue: Essays in Conversation withGeorge Lindbeck (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame, 1990).).
"Max Kadushin as Rabbinic Pragmatist," in Understanding the Rabbinic Mind, ed. Peter Ochs
(Atlanta: Scholars Press for South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism , 1990): 165-196
"Individuality," and "Truth," in Contemporary Jewish Religious Thought, A. Cohen and P. Mendes-
Flohr, eds.(Scribner's, New York:1987), pp.483-85, and 1017-23.
Refereed Journal Essays
"Scriptural Logic: Diagrams for a Postcritical Metaphysics," Modern Theology 11:1 (Jan, 1995): 65-92.
"Peirce as Mono-theist, Dyo-theist, and Tri-theist," Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society (1994)
"Returning to Scripture: Trends in Postcritical Scriptural Interpretation," Crosscurrents 44:4
(Winter, 1994-5): 437-452.
"Epilogue to Michael Wyschogrod's Letter to a Jewish Christian Friend," Modern Theology 10
"Borowitz and the Postmodern Renewal of Theology," Cross Currents 43 #2 (Summer, 1993) :164-
"Gold and Silver: Philosophical Talmud (on B. Talmud perek hazahav )," with Robert Gibbs in
Postmodern Jewish Philosophy Network Vol 2: Special AAR Newsletter (Nov., '93): 2-18.
"Continuity as Vagueness: The Mathematical Antecedents of Peirce's Semiotics," Semiotica, 96-3/4 (1993): 231-255.
"Rabbinic Semiotics," The American Journal of Semiotics 10 Nos. 1-2 (1993): 35-66.
"Pragmatic Conditions for Jewish-Christian Theological Dialogue," Modern Theology 9#2 (April 1993): 123-140.
"Compassionate Postmodernism: An Introduction to Rabbinic Semiotics," Soundings LXXVI#1 (Sp '93): 140-152; in a collection of essays edited by P. Ochs on "Trends in Postmodern Jewish Philosophy."
"The Sentiment of Pragmatism: From the Pragmatic Maxim to a Pragmatic Faith," The Monist, issue on "Pragmatism: a Second Look," 75 #5 (1992): 551-568.
"Rabbinic Text Process Theology," Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy I.1 (Fall,'91):141-
"Theosemiotics and Pragmatism," Journal of Religion 72 No.1 ( Jan.'92):59-81.
"A Pragmatic Method of Reading Confused Philosophic Texts: The Case of Peirce's 'Illustrations,'"
Transactions of the C.S.Peirce Society, XXV.3 (Sum, 1989): 251-291.
"Charles Peirce's Unpragmatic Christianity: A Rabbinic Appraisal," American Journal of Theology
and Philosophy 9 Nos. 1 & 2 (Jan-May 1988):41-73.
"Returning to the Father?(A Comment on Paul van Buren's Theology of the Jewish/Christian
Reality)," Religion and Intellectual Life (Fall, 1987):116-122..
"On The Relevance of Charles Peirce," Annals of Scholarship(Fall, 1987):49-63 Review of
Contemporary Jewish Philosophies by William E. Kaufman, International Philosophical
Quarterly XXVII.2 (1987): 212-14.
A Propos de L'Actualité de Charles Peirce," Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale, 4 (October
December, 1986): 506-518.
"There's No God-Talk Unless God Talks: A Study of Max Kadushin as Rabbinic Pragmatist," Proceedings of the Academy for Jewish Philosophy, l986.
"There's Much More Here Than Ontology: A Reply to Huston Smith," Religion And Intellectual
Life, III No.3 (Spring, l986): 43-52.
"Scriptural Pragmatism: Jewish Philosophy's Conception of Truth" International Philosophical
Quarterly XXVI.2(June, l986):131-135.
"A Guide to the Perplexed Jewish Woman," with Vanessa Ochs, The Melton Journal, l9 (Summer,
l985). Reprinted in Religion and Intellectual Lif III.2 (Winter, l986): 83-94.
"Torah, Language and Philosophy," International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, l8 (l985): ll5-
"The Liberal Arts Disease: A Neo-Scholastic Cure," Soundings LXV.4 (Winter, l982): 465-475
"Charles Peirce's Metaphysical Equivalent of War," Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society
(Fall, 198l): 247-258.
1973-1995: Other Journals and Magazines
"Teaching Judaism in a Secular Setting," A Rountable with Larry Schiffman, Yaakov Elman, and Susan
Handelman, Wellsprings (Spring, 1996).
"On the Search for Academic Community," Perspectives XV.2 (Spring,l985):9-l9.
"The Religion of Academia," Modern Age XXVIII.4 (Fall, l984): 32l-329
The Religion of Liberal Humanism," The NICM Journal VIII.2 (Summer, l983): 93-l05.
"A Student's Journey," National Jewish Monthly (June, l973).
REVIEWS AND REVIEW ESSAYS
Review Essay on Hermann Deuser, Gott: Geist und Natur, Theologische Konsequenzen aus Charles S. Peirce's Religionsphilosophie, in Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society XXXI.2 (Spring,
"A Hermeneutic Tradition Without a History," Review Essay on Gayle Ormiston and Alan Schrift, eds.,
The Hermeneutic Tradition, From Ast to Ricoeur, in Semiotica 104-3/4 (1995), 371-386.
Review of Submitting to Freedom: The Religious Vision of William James by Bennett Ramsey, in \
First Things 47 (Nov., 1994): 52-56.
Review of The New Middle East by Shimon Peres, in The Metowest Jewish News, (March, 1994).
Review of Jose Faur, In the Shadow of History: Jews and Conversos at the Dawn of Modernity, in
CCAR Journal (1994).
Review of Storm from Paradise: The Politics of Jewish Memory by Jonathan Boyarin, in Modern
Theology 9:4 (Oct 93): 427-429.
Review of Peirce's Philosophy of Religion by Michael Raposa, International Studies in Philosophy, 25 #1
Review of The Emergence of Jewish Theology in America, by Robert G. Goldy, AJS Review 17.2
Review of Jewish Philosophy in a Secular Age, by Kenneth Seeskin, and Introduction to Modern
Jewish Philosophy, by Norbert Samuelson, Teaching Philosophy,14:2 (June 1991): 209-214.
Review of The Philosophical Mishnah, 4 Vols., by Jacob Neusner, Religious Studies Review
17.2 (Apr. '91):176-77.
Review of Peirce's Philosophy of Religion by Michael Raposa, Society for Advancement of American
Philosophy Newsletter (Summer 1990).
Review of Peirce's Approach to the Self by Vincent Colapietro, Journal of Speculative Philosophy
4:2 (Winter 1989-90)
Review Essay on On The Relevance of Charles Peirce, Eugene Freeman, ed, Transactions of the Charles S.
Peirce Society XXI.l (Winter, l985): l2l-38
Review of A land of Two Peoples: Martin Buber on Jews and Arabs by Paul Mendes-Flohr,
Religion and Intellectual Life I.l (Spring, l984): ll9-24.
SCRIPTURAL REASONING-RELATED WEBSITES
MEDIA COVERAGE: selected events and interviews
Interview by Jason Byassee:
“Stories of Hope:David Ford and Peter Ochs: Community that’s not monochrome,” April, 2009.
“Not Consensus but Friendship,” on Swarthmore College’s Scriptural Reasoning Fellowship. January 2009
COVER: Scriptural Reasoning
October 12, 2007 Episode no.1106
July 28, 2006 Episode no. 948
Children of Abraham
October 4, 2002 Episode no. 605
Lectures on the theme of Scriptural Reasoning:
Professional Associations, Editorial 1000 Cities Project of the Society for Scriptural Reasoning: Founder, Director, 2008-
Theology Today, Member, Editorial Board, 2006-
American Academy of Religion: Staff/ 2009-2010 Luce Summer Seminars in Theologies of
Religious Pluralism & Comparative Theology
Cambridge University Interfaith Program Board member 2002-
Children of Abraham Institute, Co-Founder, Co-Director, 2002-
La Pensee Juive de Langue Francaise (electronic), Founder, Journal Co-Editor, 2001-
Journal of Textual Reasoning (electronic), Co-founder; member, Editorial Bd., 2000; Editor 2009-
Journal of Scriptural Reasoning (electronic), Co-founder; Co-Chair, Editorial Board
-- member Editorial Bd, 2000-
Duodecim Society, elected member, 1999-2009
Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory, (electronic), member, Editorial Board, 1999-2008
American Theological Society, member, 1997-2009
Radical Traditions: Theology in a Postcritical Key (Westview Press/ Harper-
Collins 1996-2001; SCM Press, London and Eerdmans Press, Grand Rapids: 2001-):
Book Series Co-Editor with Stanley Hauerwas, 1996-.
Encountering Traditions (Stanford University Press). Book Series Co-Editor with Stanley
Hauerwas and Ibraham Moosa, 2010-.
Society for Scriptural Reasoning: Co-Founder, 1996; Co-chair., 1996-.
Society for Textual Reasoning: Co-Founder, Chair: 1996-; Co-Chair 2000-
Modern Theology: member, Editorial Board, 1993-.Cross Currents: Member, Editorial Board, 1991- Member, Board of Directors, 2000-.