Louis E. Newman

Professor of religious studies, Carleton College; author, 'Repentance: The Meaning & Practice of Teshuvah'

One of the country’s leading scholars of Jewish ethics, Louis Newman is John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, the Humphrey Doermann Professor of Liberal Learning and the Director of the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Professor Newman is the author of Past Imperatives: Studies in the History and Theory of Jewish Ethics (SUNY Press, 1998), An Introduction to Jewish Ethics (Prentice Hall, 2005) and, most recently, Repentance: The Meaning and Practice of Teshuvah (Jewish Lights, 2010).

He has also co-edited, with Elliot Dorff, two anthologies, Contemporary Jewish Ethics and Morality (Oxford University Press,1995) and Contemporary Jewish Theology (Oxford University Press, 1999). He is co-editor (with Elliot Dorff) of three volumes in the Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices series (Jewish Publication Society, 2008/09) that address contemporary moral issues from a range of Jewish perspectives. His articles on Jewish ethics have appeared in the Journal of Religious Ethics, Journal of Jewish Studies, Modern Judaism, Shofar, Journal of Law and Religion and the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy.