James A. Diamond is a professor of Jewish studies at the University of Waterloo. His books include Maimonides and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon (2014) and, most recently, Jewish Theology Unbound (forthcoming from Oxford).
Sermons from the Years of Rage, 1939-1942, hidden during the war and now released in a new edition, is a rabbinic work unlike any since the destruction of the First Temple.
The former seeks answers; the latter seeks the questions that can help situate human beings existentially and rationally within the universe.
The most polished writing andsharpest analysis in the Jewish world.