CURA Colloquium: The Networked Paul

12:00 pm on Friday, November 1, 2019
1:30 pm on Friday, November 1, 2019
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Saint Paul was a networked being whose textual and corporeal substances blended in a remarkably 'postmodern' way. Drawing on the work of Talal Asad and Saba Mahmoud, I will argue that the circulation of Paul's body and letters, themselves a function of technologies of travel and textual distribution of the late ancient world, played as important a role in the formation of proto-Christian identity as did the contents of the letters themselves. *Reading the working paper in advance is required for attendance.* Email for your copy. Co-sponsored with the School of Theology