MARTIN D. YAFFE, Professor of Philosophy and Religion at University of North Texas, holds a B.A. from University of Toronto and a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University. His research interests include political philosophy and Jewish thought. He is author of Shylock and the Jewish Question (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997) and of Leo Strauss on Moses Mendelssohn (University of Chicago Press, 2012); co-translator of Thomas Aquinas, Literal Exposition on the Book of Job (Scholars Press/Oxford University Press, 1989); editor of Judaism and Environmental Ethics: A Reader (Lexington Books, 2001); and translator of Benedict Spinoza, Theologico-Political Treatise (Focus Philosophical Library, 2004). He is also co-editor of Emil Fackenheim--Philosopher, Theologian, Jew: A Collection of Critical Essays (Brill, 2008); The Companionship of Books: Essays in Honor of Laurence Berns (Lexington Books, 2011); Reorientation: Leo Strauss in the 1930s (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); Civil Religion in Modern Political Philosophy: Machiavelli to Tocqueville (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2020); and Emil Fackenheim's Post-Holocaust Thought and its Philosophical Sources (University of Toronto Press, 2021).
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