Over the coming weeks, AJR will host reviews and comments on M. Thiessen's Paul and the Gentile Problem and D. Kaden's Matthew, Paul, and the Anthropology of Law adapted from discussion at SBL 2016.
Pauline Epistles Review: Two Approaches to Pauline Discourse
Harrill: "While both authors tackle the same problem of 'Paul and the Law' and both authors frame the issue as a question of discourse, each goes in a different direction to find a solution--one global and the other local. These books offer an instructive contrast in opposing methodologies."
Articles and News
- Candida Moss and Joel Baden on the recent legal case concerning the Justice Department, Hobby Lobby, and thousands of illegally-acquired Mesopotamian artefacts.
- Round up of recent Helsinki Symposium on the Septuagint and Finnish Septuagint scholarship.
- A piece on the function of the digital for study of rabbinic literature at The Talmud Blog.
- The Huqoq excavation continues to uncover mosaic finds.
- Call for Papers out for the 11th Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies.
- Sarah Bond on the potential for digital reconstruction of destroyed Palmyrene monumental art, especially faces.
- First of a series of reports from Clerical Exile project, especially focused on visualizing exile and migration.
- Panel discussion of images of Mithra in antiquity, in connection with the Empires of Faith project at the University of Oxford.
- Mark Juergensmeyer on the legacy of the recently deceased Peter Berger for the study of religion.
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