Classifying Christians Forum continues! Benjamin Dunning, “Early Christian Theological Anthropology and the Work of Classification”
Dunning: “By way of response, I have four questions for Berzon. None of these are really critiques per se (though I sometimes find my way into a larger question by way of a quibble over some detail or another). But my hope is that all of these questions are a form of constructive engagement, picking up possible to ways to move forward out of this fascinating and challenging book.”
Book Note: Heidi Wendt, At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016)
Bell: “While we will always wrestle with how our categories emphasize and obscure, Wendt’s book provokes the fruitful reconsideration of a series of less popular actors, and reimagines an ancient landscape of religious competition where Paul and later Christian authors comfortably fit.”
Articles and News
Brent Nongbri examines the famous “Moschus Ioudaios” inscription.
Jennifer Barry and Eva Mroczek’s “Origin Stories” Forum continues at Marginalia, including pieces on the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, unprovenanced papyri, and the Nag Hammadi codices.
Reminder of the biennial Shifting Frontiers Call for Papers, with theme “Communal Responses to Local Disaster,” with abstracts due October 1.
Remarkable array of images catalogued in the Index of Armenian Art.
Fifth-century codex of Jerome’s translation of Eusebius’ Chronicon newly online at the Bodleian Library site.
Substantive update for the Amanuensis tool for searching ancient Latin sources for Roman Law.
Influential scrolls scholar Lawrence Schiffman reflects on the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls finds after seventy years.
Super one-off piece at the Tablet teases three medieval Hebrew Bibles on display at the Met Museum in New York.
My new book is up on GoogleBooks! (Which to me, these days, strangely feels more "real" as a publication marker than holding the physical book) https://t.co/QvtKsmV8Iz— Dr. Annette Yoshiko Reed (@AnnetteYReed) 16 July 2018