Lecture on Early Christainity: “Paul’s Non-Jews Do Not Become ‘Jews,’ But Do They Become ‘Jewish’?”

March 14, 2014 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
HSSB 3001
Christine M. Thomas
Lecture by Mark Nanos, Religious Studies, University of Kansas
Dr. Nanos (Ph.D. St. Andrews University) has written extensively on the implications for Jewish – Christian relations of a reading of Paul as a Torah-observant Jew founding Jewish subgroup communities.  He emphasizes the benefit of understanding Paul’s Judaism in the intra-communal context of other Jewish groups.  His book, The Mystery of Romans: The Jewish Context of Paul’s Letter (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996) was the winner of the 1996 National Jewish Book Award for Jewish/Christian Relations.

Before the lecture will be a light lunch reception.
Sponsored by the Division of Humanities, UCSB