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Sandor Goodhart

Please join me in congratulating Sandor Goodhart, professor of English and Jewish Studies, for his book,The Prophetic Law: Essays in Judaism, Girardianism, Literary Studies, and the Ethical (Michigan State University Press), as one of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion sessions that was featured at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in November.

In The Prophetic Law, Sandy presents a collection of essays on René Girard that go back to 1983. He divides the essays into four groups and addresses Girard’s concerns with Biblical scripture, literature, philosophy, and religious issues. In November, there was a special session on Sandy’s book at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, Texas.

Sandy presented at the Glasmacher Lecture at Saint Paul University in November. The lecture marks the anniversary of the passing of René Girard. Sandy has served as the Director of the Jewish Studies Program, the Philosophy and Literature Program, and the Classical Studies Program at Purdue. His other publications include Sacrifice, Scripture and SubstitutionFor René Girard: Essays in Friendship and Truth;Reading Stephen Sondheim; and Sacrificing Commentary Reading the End of Literature. He is a founding board member of the North American Levinas Society and the former President of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion. Sandy will also be publishing a sixth book this year, Möbian Nights.

Congratulations, Professor Goodhart!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts