Dr. Gil P. Klein
|Assistant Professor of Theological Studies
Department of Theological Studies
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659, USA
- B.Arch., Bezalel Academy, 1998;
- M. Phil., Cambridge University, 2003;
- Ph.D., Cambridge University, 2007
Areas of Research
Dr. Klein specializes in the study of late antique rabbinic Judaism in correspondence with the discipline of architectural history and theory.
- FFYS 1000 - The Holy Land and Jerusalem: a Religious History
- THST 1000 - The Hebrew bible/Old Testament: Theology, History, Interpretation
- THST 3100 - Judaism: Religion, History and Culture
- THST 3751 - Sacred Place [also taught on the 4000 level]
- THST 616 - Jewish-Christian Relations: Theology and History
- [Book in preparation] Architecture and Argument: Rabbinic Spatial Politics in the Late Antique City.
- “Squaring the City: Between Roman and Rabbinic Urban Geometry”, in Phenomenologies of the City: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Architecture, eds. Henriette Steiner and Maximilian Sternberg, Farnham, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015. 34-48.
- “Spatial Struggle: Intercity Relations and the Topography of Intra-Rabbinic Competition”, in Religious Competition in the Third Century CE: Jews, Christians, and the Greco-Roman World, eds. Jordan D. Rosenblum, Lily C. Vuong, and Nathaniel P. DesRosiers, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014. 153-167.
- “Torah in triclinia: the Rabbinic Banquet and the Significance of Architecture”, Jewish Quarterly Review,Vol. 102, No. 3 (2012) 325-370.
- “Non-canonical Towns: Representation of Urban Paradigms in Talmudic Understanding of the Jewish city”, Studia Rosenthaliana 40 (2007-2008) 231-263.
- “Oral Towns: Rabbinic Discourse and the Understanding of the Late Antique Jewish City”, in Imagining the City – vol. 2: The Politics of Urban Space, edited by Christian Emden, Catherine Keen and David Midgley, Bern and Oxford: Peter Lang, 2006. 27-48.
- “The Topography of Symbol: Between Late Antique and Modern Jewish Understanding of Cities”, Zeitschrift für Religions und Geistesgeschichte 58, 1 (2006) 16-28.