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Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity$
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John David Dawson

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520226302

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520226302.001.0001

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Body against Spirit: Daniel Boyarin

Body against Spirit: Daniel Boyarin

(p.19) Chapter 1 Body against Spirit: Daniel Boyarin
Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

John David Dawson

University of California Press

This chapter studies four important Pauline texts that were used by Daniel Boyarin to build his claim on Paul's allegorical reading. It argues that the poststructuralist assumptions of Boyarin lead him to underrepresent the side of Paul's thought where he expresses the continuity of his new commitment to the risen Jesus with his permanent identity as a Jew. It looks at Boyarin's reliance on poststructuralist conceptions of meaning and it says that the text obscures Paul's efforts to preserve his Jewish identity. The chapter also looks at how Boyarin transforms the complicated Pauline formations of continuity and discontinuity into mutually canceling binary oppositions.

Keywords:   Pauline texts, Daniel Boyarin, poststructuralist assumptions, Jewish identity, poststructuralist conceptions, meaning and text, formations, continuity, discontinuity

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