Blau, Joseph Leon
- John Howie
Blau, Joseph Leon (06 May 1909–28 December 1986), philosopher and educator, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Joel Leon Blau, a rabbi, and Rachel Woolf. He received his B.A. (1931), M.A. (1933), and Ph.D. degrees (1944) from Columbia University. His dissertation was titled “The Christian Interpretation of the Cabala in the Renaissance.” It substantiated the Jewish influence on Christianity during this period. Among those who exerted a special influence on Blau were ...