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Unheroic Conduct: The Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man
In a book that will both enlighten and provoke, Daniel Boyarin offers an alternative to the prevailing Euro-American warrior/patriarch model of masculinity and recovers the Jewish ideal of the
A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity
Daniel Boyarin turns to the Epistles of Paul as the spiritual autobiography of a first-century Jewish cultural critic. What led Paul - in his dramatic conversion to Christianity - to such a radical
Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism
and the most important because, though in one sense an essay in method, it breaks out of the confines of method. Evangelical theology must be biblical, Vanhoozer argues, and that means it must be an
Carnal Israel: Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture
Beginning with a startling endorsement of the patristic view of Judaism - that it was a 'carnal' religion, in contrast to the spiritual vision of the Church - Daniel Boyarin argues that rabbinic
Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity
Preface: Interrogate My Love List of Abbreviations Chapter 1. Introduction PART I. MAKING A DIFFERENCE: THE HERESIOLOGICAL BEGINNINGS OF CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM Chapter 2. Justin's Dialogue with the
Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism
Current historical positions on the origins and history of Christian martyrology generally take one of two positions. W. H. C. Frend, in his classic Martyrdom and Persecution in the Early Church,
Intertextuality and the Reading of Midrash
Proceeding by means of intensive readings of passages from the early midrash on Exodus The Mekilta, Boyarin proposes a new theory of midrash that rests in part on an understanding of the
What Does a Jew Want?; or, The Political Meaning of the Phallus
In his essay 'The 'Uncanny' " (1919), Freud recounts a moment when he looks accidentally at a mirror and imagines he sees someone else: "I can still recollect that I thoroughly disliked his
Diaspora: Generation and the Ground of Jewish Identity
Some of the material in this paper is taken from the final chapter of Daniel Boyarin's forthcoming book, A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity. Other material is from Jonathan Boyarin's
The Christian Invention of Judaism: The Theodosian Empire and the Rabbinic Refusal of Religion
ABSTRACT In this paper, it is argued that a significant development takes place in the second half of the fourth century and the beginning of the fifth, a development that we might call the orthodox