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


Academic Background

  • B.Arch., Bezalel Academy, 1998;
  • M. Phil., Cambridge University, 2003;
  • Ph.D., Cambridge University, 2007


Current Areas of Research

Dr. Klein specializes in the study of late antique rabbinic Judaism in correspondence with the discipline of architectural history and theory.


Courses Currently Teaching

Dr. Klein will be teaching the following courses in Fall 2011:

  • THST 381.1: Contemporary Judaism in Historical Context
  • THST 398.2: SS: Introduction to Judaism


Selected Publications

  • 'Non-Canonical Towns: Representation of Urban Paradigms in Talmudic Understanding of the Jewish City,' Studie Rosenthaliana 40 (2008) 231-263. 'The Topography of Symbol: Between Late Antique and Modern Jewish Understanding of Cities,' Zeischrift fur Religions and Geistesgeschichte 58, 1 (2006) 16-28.'Oral Towns: Rabbinic Discourse and the Understanding of the Late Antique Jewish City," chapter 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.


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