Biography

Moshe Amon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education:
Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA. 1968-71, Ph.D.
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1959-1963, B.A.
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1964-1966, Graduate Studies

Teaching Experience:
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Philosophy & Religion, 1989 – 1994
University of British Columbia, Vancouver B.C, Canada, Religious Studies, 1977-1984
Midrasha-College of Jewish Studies, Detroit, Michigan 1972-1975
Oakland University, Oakland, Michigan, Philosophy & Religion, 1973-1975
University of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, Philosophy & History, 1971-1973

Other Related Professional Experience:
News Editor, "Al-Hamishmar," Israel, 1964-1968

Papers on Jewish topics:
Israel and the Jewish Identity Crisis, (dissertation) 1971
"Between Rome and Jerusalem", Midstream, Vol.44, No.1. January 1998
"Is Jewish Orthodoxy Still Jewish?", Midstream, Vol.43, No.7. October 1997
"Cultural Clues: Intelligence Gathering in the Wake of Rabin's Assassination", International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Vol.9, No.1, Spring 1996.
"Sharing Space – Two Views on the Dignity of Life", Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Journal, 10(3), Spring 1996.
"Marginal Annotations on Kook's Orot Hakodesh," Studies in Religion (SR), Jan.15, 1986.
"Jewish Law in Israel Today: A conundrum for messianic times," Studies in Religion (SR), Jan.13, 1984.
"Mystical Prayer in the Teaching of Rabbi Kook." A paper read at the annual convention of the Association of Jewish Studies, Boston, 1983.
"The Identity Crisis in Modern Judaism." A lecture at the Department of Jewish Philosophy, University of Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1982.
"Three Faces of Zion: Zionism, Orthodox, Judaism and Protestant Messianism." A paper read at the XIV congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, 1980.
"Christians and Jews – Past, Present and Future," 5-hour Television program, Channel 10, Vancouver, Canada, with Prof. W. Nicholls, 1980.
"A Redefinition of Judaism and Liberalism," Midrasha Press, 1974.
"On Jewish Education," The Jewish Western Bulletin , Vancouver, Canada, Jan. 21, 1982.
"On the Popularization of the Holocaust," Jewish Western Bulletin , Feb. 18, 1982.
"Reshaping Jewish Identity," The Jewish News , Detroit, 1974.
"From Zionism to Sectarianism," Davar , April 1986 (Israel)
"Some Comments on the Question: Who is a Jew?, Davar , Jan. 27, 1986, (Israel)
"Cultural, Semantic, and Messianic Elements in Israeli Terrorism," A paper read at the International Conference on Current Trends in World Terrorism , Jaffe Center for Strategic Studies, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 1985.

Papers on terrorism and globalization:
Can Israel Survive the West Bank Settlements? – "terrorism and Political Violence," Vol.16, No 1 (Spring 2004)
"Ethics for the 21st Century." The keynote lecture presented at the 1989 Albert Schweitzer International Awards Ceremony, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC.

"Cultural, Semantic, and Messianic Elements in Israeli Terrorism." A paper read at the international conference on Current Trends in World Terrorism, Jaffe Center for Strategic Studies, Tel-Aviv University, July 1985.
"The Phoenix Complex," Perspectives on Terrorism , L.Z. Freedman & Y. Alexander (eds.), Scholarly Resources, Wilmington, Delaware, 1983.
"The Unravelling of the Myth of Progress," The Morality of Terrorism , D. Rappoport & Y. Alexander (eds.), Pergamon Press,1982.
"Religion and Terrorism: A romantic model of secular gnosticism," The Rationalization of Terrorism , D. Rappoport & Y. Alexander (eds.), University Publications of America, 1982.
"World Terrorism and World Order." A lecture in Fraser Valley College, 1982.
"Victims of Terrorism." A paper read at the International Convention on Criminology, Vancouver, 1982.
"Utopias and Counter Utopias." A paper read at the Consultation on Modernity and Religion University of B.C. Vancouver, 1981.
"The Devil's Righteousness." A paper read at the convention on Moral Implications of Terrorism, UCLA, 1979.
"Society in Flux and Changing Values," The Southern Journal of Philosophy , Vol. 8, 1970.