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A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity

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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 critique of Jewish culture?

Paul's famous formulation, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, no male and female in Christ," demonstrates the genius of Christianity: its concern for all pe
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 11th 1997 by University of California Press (first published September 14th 1994)
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This has been by farthest the most profound and challenging read on Paul.
I'm not at all persuaded by his cultural politics, but he does have some interesting arguments about Pauline exegesis
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