Dr. James Diamond
Professor James A. Diamond is the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Waterloo. He holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies and Medieval Jewish Thought from the University of Toronto, and an LL.M. from New York University’s Law School. He is also a Herzl Institute/Templeton Foundation Fellow. Dr. Diamond is the author of Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment (SUNY, 2002) which was awarded the Canadian Jewish Book Award and Converts, Heretics and Lepers: Maimonides and the Outsider (University of Notre Dame, 2008), awarded Notable Selection-Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in the Category of Philosophy and Jewish Thought for best book in 4 years (2008). His most recent book, Maimonides and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon (Cambridge, 2014) was a recipient of the Canadian Jewish Literary Award and his book Jewish Philosophical Theology Unbound is forthcoming next fall from Oxford University Press.