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Moses and Jesus Against the Pharisees: or,Why Mark Isn’t (Always) Paul


October 26, 2015
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
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Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center

Lecture by Daniel Boyarin (University of California, Berkeley). Ptarmigan Foundation Series on Early Christianity and the Ancient World. Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and co-sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center. Free and open to the public.

The question of Pauline influence on Mark is hotly debated at the present time. Without taking an absolute position on this contemporary debate, this lecture will defend the claim that  Mark 7, at any rate, is distinctly anti-Pauline with respect to the question of the Mosaic Torah.

Daniel Boyarin is Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of numerous books, including, the following that relate to the subject of this talk: A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994); Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism, (Stanford University Press, 1999); Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004); The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ, (The New Press, 2012).