A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity

(Κέλσος) – Matthew W. Ferguson:

I read a number of Daniel Boyarin’s earlier publications when taking seminars on the New Testament and Christian origins last Spring quarter. Among the books I read was A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity. The apostle Paul is a rather enigmatic figure in early Christianity for a number of reasons. Not only was Paul from the Jewish Diaspora, making him a more Hellenized Jew, but he also joined the original apostles later in Christianity’s development, and likewise had an unusual drive to convert Gentiles. This background placed Paul at the intersection of a number of different cultures in the Mediterranean. Because of his blurred identity, reconstructing the historical Paul can be a rather challenging task. …

adversusapologetica…2015/07/08/daniel-boyarin

Daniel Boyarin: A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity

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