Lucas Scott Wright

PhD Student


Jewish Studies, German Theological and Philosophical Thought, Kabbalah, Critical Theory and Religion


B.A. Christian Studies, California Baptist University (2010)

M.A. Theology, Philosophy, and Literature, The University of Nottingham (2014)

M.A./Ph.D. Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara


Lucas Scott Wright is a PhD student in the department of Religious Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His current research focuses on modern Jewish thought, particularly in 19th century western Europe and the Weimar period in relation to contemporary trends in continental philosophy and medieval and renaissance mysticism. His current research project is a study of the impact of Christian Kabbalah and F.W.J. Schelling’s Weltalter-Fragmente on Franz Rosenzweig’s Der Stern der Erlösung. His research languages [in progress] include German, French, Medieval Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, and Latin.


“Difference Through the Prism of the Same: Apophasis and Negative Dialectic in Rosenzweig and Adorno” in The Meaning and Power of Negativity. Series: Religion in Philosophy and Theology (Claremont Studies in the Philosophy of Religion). Ed. Ingolf U. Dalferth, Marlene A. Block. (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck). Forthcoming.

“Datum or Object: Philosophy and the Debate Over Objects in Religious Studies – A Response to Matthew Baldwin” in The Architecture of the Academy: Processes, Institutions, and Power in the Academic Study of Religion. (Sheffield: Equinox Publishing). Forthcoming.