David Sorkin is distinguished professor of history at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Throughout his career he has worked to integrate European intellectual history and Jewish history, by locating Jewish history in the context of the majority society; by illuminating developments in Judaism through comparison with other religions; and by writing a comparative intellectual history that includes Judaism, Protestantism, and Catholicism. His current project is a comparative history of Jewish emancipation in Europe from the seventeenth century to 1921. His books include The Transformation of German Jewry, 1780–1840; Moses Mendelssohn and the Religious Enlightenment; and The Religious Enlightenment: Protestants, Jews and Catholics from London to Vienna.