Adam Seligman

seligman147 Bay State Road, Suite 505
Boston,  MA 02215
T: 617.353.7760; F: 617.358.3087
E: seligman@bu.edu
Spring 2014 Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 12:30-1:30


Bio

Adam B. Seligman is Professor of Religion at Boston University and Research Associate at the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs there. He has lived and taught at universities in this country, in Israel and in Hungary where he was  Fulbright Fellow. He lived close to twenty years in Israel where he was a member of Kibbutz Kerem Shalom in the early 1970’s. His many books include The Idea of Civil Society (1992),  Inner-worldly Individualism (1994), The Problem of Trust (1997), Modernity’s Wager: Authority, the Self and Transcendence (2000) , with Mark Lichbach Market and Community (2000) Modest Claims, Dialogues and Essays on Tolerance and Tradition (2004), with Weller, Puet and Simon, Ritual and its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity (2008) and most recently, with Weller Rethiking Pluralism: Ritual, Experience and Ambiguity (2012). His work has been translated into over a dozen languages. He is director of  the International Summer School on Religion and Public Life  which leads seminars every year on contested aspects of religion and the public square in different parts of the world. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

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Books

Rethinking Pluralism Rethinking Pluralism: Ritual, Experience, and Ambiguity
By Adam Seligman and Robert Weller
2012
Oxford University Press
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עטיפה- 88The Burden of Tolerance: Religious Traditions and the Challenge of Pluralism
by Adam Seligman
2012
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and Hakibbutz Hameuchad

 

Ritual and its consequencesRitual and Its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity
by Adam Seligman, Robert Weller, Michael Puett, and Bennett Simon
2008
Oxford University Press
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Modest ClaimsModest Claims: Dialogues and Essays on Toleration and Tradition
by Adam Seligman
2004
Notre Dame University Press
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Modernitys WagerModernity’s Wager: Authority, the Self and Transcendence
by Adam Seligman
2000
Princeton University Press
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Market and CommunityMarket and Community: The Bases of Social Order,Revolution and Relegitimation
by Adam Seligman and Mark Lichbach
2000
Penn State University Press
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The Problem of TrustThe Problem of Trust
by Adam Seligman
1997
Princeton University Press
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Innerworldly Individualism- Charismatic Community and its InstitutionalizationInnerworldly Individualism: Charismatic Community and its Institutionalization
by Adam Seligman
1994
Transaction Press
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The Idea of Civil SocietyThe Idea of Civil Society
by Adam Seligman
1992
The Free Press
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Courses

  • CAS RN250 Introduction to the Sociology of Religion
  • CAS RN336/636 The Heretical Jew
  • CAS RN465/795 Religion & Society
  • CAS RN466/766 Religion and the Problem of Tolerance
  • CAS RN495/795 Theory of Religion I
  • CAS RN496/796 Theory of Religion II