Daniel Boyarin

Scholar of Religion

Daniel Boyarin is the Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture in the Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity, Judaism and A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity, and other books. His current interests are the Talmud, the rhetoric of interpretation, the politics of rhetoric/philosophy in antiquity, rethinking philological practice on the basis of Wittgenstein, Bakhtin, and Benjamin and arguing against the use of modern abstractions in the study of ancient cultures.

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