There is general agreement among theologians that Dr. Rubenstein’s first book "After Auschwitz" (Bobbs-Merrill:1966) initiated the contemporary debate on the meaning of the Holocaust in religious thought, both Jewish and Christian. His most recent book is “Jihad and Genocide” (Rowman and Littlefield: 2005). He has also studied the impact of mass Muslim immigration into Europe in “La Perfidie de l’Histoire” (Les Editions du Cerf and Les Provinciales: 2005). Rubenstein has explored the psychological interpretation of Judaism and Christianity in “The Religious Imagination” (Bobbs-Merrill: 1968; Beacon Press paperback) and “My Brother Paul” (Harper and Row: 1972), a psychoanalytic study of Paul of Tarsus. The Religious Imagination has been translated into French (Gallimard) and Italian (Ubaldini Editore). The Italian translation won the Portico d'Ottavia Literary Prize in 1977. Rubenstein received the Master of Hebrew Literature and rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Master of Theology (S.T.M) from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Religion from Harvard. Rubenstein was a Fellow of the National Humanities Institute at Yale University (‘76-’'77). In 1977 Florida State University named Rubenstein "Distinguished Professor of the Year." In February 2001 the University created the Richard L. Rubenstein Professorship of Religion. In 1987 the Jewish Theological Seminary conferred the degree of Doctor of Hebrew Letters, honoris causa, upon him at its Centennial Convocation. In 1999 Grand Valley State University Conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.