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  • Jeffrey B. Gibson
    (with apologies for duplications and cross postings) REMINDER Corpus Paulinum ONLINE SEMINAR WITH RICHARD A. HORSLEY Begins a Week from Today -- on Sunday,
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 14, 2002
      (with apologies for duplications and cross postings)

      Begins a Week from Today -- on Sunday, April 21st -- with responses from
      Professor Horsley to begin Monday, April 22


      The moderators of the Corpus Paulinum Discussion List
      are pleased to announce that Richard A. Horsley,

      Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of
      Religion, Department of Classics and Religion, at the
      University of Massachusetts (Boston), editor of Paul and
      Empire (1997) and Paul and Politics (2000), and author of
      Jesus and the Spiral of Violence (1992), Sociology and the
      Jesus Movement (1989), Archeology, History, and Society in
      Galilee (1996), and many other works,

      has agreed to conduct a two week online Seminar with Corpus Paulinum
      members and other interested parties on the ideas and arguments set out
      in chapters 5-9 of Richard A. Horsley and Neil Asher Silberman, The
      Message and the Kingdom. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002) and the
      Introduction and the introductory essays to each of the four chapters in
      Paul and Empire.

      The Seminar, to be carried out under the auspices of Corpus Paulinum and
      its managers, will begin on Monday, April 22nd, and will run until
      Friday, May 3rd, 2002, with initial submissions for Professor Horsley
      accepted on Sunday, April 21st.

      So as to be managed effectively, the Seminar will be conducted on a
      subscription only basis (for instructions on subscribing, see below),
      and all posts submitted by Seminar members will be and be subject to
      selection by the seminar's moderators. Posts selected as best suited to
      further the discussion will be answered by Professor Horsley on a daily

      The messages from Seminar List members and the replies of Professor
      Horsley will be posted regularly to the SeminarÂ’s Home page
      (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HorsleySeminar/ ) and will be publicly
      accessible at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HorsleySeminar/messages

      However, only Seminar subscribers will have the privilege of posting

      The focus of the Seminar is the thesis set out by Professor Horsley in
      The Message and the Kingdom and Paul and Empire that PaulÂ’s message of
      the cross and his missionary activity stands counter to, and as a
      polemic against, Roman imperial power and its gospel of the Pax Romana.

      Accordingly, a major prerequisite for anyone wishing to participate in
      the Seminar is one's familiarity with these works.

      Information on The Message and the Kingdom may be found at:

      Information on Paul and Empire may be found at
      http://www.livingthegoodnews.com/ (click on books and music)

      To apply for membership in the Seminar, send a blank e-mail message to:


      PLEASE NOTE that while applications for membership in the Seminar are
      being accepted immediately, posts to Professor Horsley are not. Nothing
      should be sent in to the Seminar itself until **the eve** of its opening

      Questions or comments about the Seminar may be sent to the following
      e-mail address:


      Yours sincerely (and on behalf of the entire Corpus Paulinum
      administrative staff),

      Jeffrey Gibson
      Co-moderator and List Owner of Corpus Paulinum and the HorsleySeminar
      Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
      1500 W. Pratt Blvd.
      Floor 1
      Chicago, Illinois 60626
      e-mail jgibson000@...

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