Elliot R. Wolfson is the Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. He is the author of many publications in the history of Jewish mysticism, including Through the Speculum That Shines: Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism (Princeton University Press, 1994), which won the American Academy of Religion's Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the Category of Historical Studies, 1995 and the National Jewish Book Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 1995. In addition, he is the author of Along the Path: Studies in Kabbalistic Hermeneutics, Myth, and Symbolism and Circle in the Square: Studies in the Use of Gender in Kabbalistic Symbolism (both published in 1995 by State University of New York Press), Abraham Abulafia--Kabbalist and Prophet: Hermeneutics, Theosophy, and Theurgy (Cherub Press, 2000), Pathwings: Poetic-Philosophic Reflections on the Hermeneutics of Time and Language (Station Hill/Barrytown Press, 2004), Language, Eros, and Being: Kabbalistic Hermeneutics and the Poetic Imagination (Fordham University Press, 2005), Venturing Beyond: Law and Ethics in Kabbalistic Mysticism (Oxford University Press, 2006), and Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, Death (University of California Press, 2006).
Christian Wiese, Ph.D. (1997) in Protestant Theology, is is the Martin Buber Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. From 2006 to 2010 he was the director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies and Professor of Jewish History at the University of Sussex. He has been visiting faculty at McGill University, Dartmouth College, and Trinity College, Dublin. His publications include Weiterwohnlichkeit der Welt: Zur Aktualität von Hans Jonas (co-edited with Eric Jacobson, 2003); Challenging Colonial Discourse: Jewish Studies and Protestant Theology in Wilhelmine Germany (2005, Brill); Janusfiguren: Jüdische Heimstätte, Exil und Nation im deutschen Zionismus (co-edited with Andrea Schatz, 2006); The Life and Thought of Hans Jonas: Jewish Dimensions (2007); Redefining Judaism in an Age of Emancipation: Comparative Perspectives on Samuel Holdheim (1806-1860) (edited, 2007, Brill), Modern Judaism and Historical Consciousness: Identities, Encounters, Perspectives (co-edited with Andreas Gotzmann, 2007, Brill); Judaism and the Phenomenon of Life: The Legacy of Hans Jonas: Historical and Philosophical Studies (co-edited with Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, 2008, Brill); and Years of Persecution, Years of Extermination: Saul Friedländer and the Future of Holocaust Studies (co-edited with Paul Betts, 2010). He is also the editor of Hans Jonas's Memoirs (2003). He is currently writing an intellectual biography of Robert Weltsch.
Hartwig Wiedebach is Director of the Hermann Cohen Archives, Zurich. He is also the co-editor of Cohen’s Werke. His most recent book is "Kreuz der Wirklichkeit" und "Stern der Erlösung" (Rosenzweigiana 5, 2010).