PSCO Presentation: Thursday, 15 February, 2007

"Towards a Social Explanation for the Formation of Christian Anti-Judaism"
Stanley Stowers, Brown University

The next PSCO session will be with Stanley Stowers (Brown University) on Thursday, 15 February, 2007 at 7:00 pm. The title of his presentation is "Towards a Social Explanation for the Formation of Christian Anti-Judaism."

As usual, we will gather at the University of Pennsylvania in Logan Hall (2nd floor lounge) at 6:00 pm for an informal dinner in the nearby Food Court, and then meet back in the Logan Hall Lounge for Professor Stowers' presentation.

Recommended Reading

In preparation for the talk, Professor Stowers recommends reading the following material:

Stanley K. Stowers, "Types of Myths, Meals and Power: Paul and the Corinthians," in Redescribing Christian Origins. R. Cameron and M. Miller, eds. (Symposium Series: Society of Biblical Literature, forthcoming), especially pp. 1-29. (draft available online, PDF file 272 kb in size)

Pierre Bourdieu, The Field of Cultural Production. Randall Johnson, ed. (Columbia U. P., 1993), pp. 29-73.

J. Z. Smith, "Re. Corinthians," in Relating Religion: Essays in the Study of Religion. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004), pp. 340-361.