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Boyarin, Daniel

Works: 120 works in 455 publications in 8 languages and 20,299 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Editor, Honoree, htt, Creator, Speaker, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by Daniel Boyarin
A radical Jew : Paul and the politics of identity by Daniel Boyarin( )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 2,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of texts and issues within the Pauline corpus (Galatians, Romans), especially on gender and ethnicity. Contends that Paul's discourse was an inner-discourse of Jewish culture, involving commitment to universal humanity and to Jewish difference. Although his arguments were not anti-Judaic, difference was seen as a threat. States that if Paul is not the origin of antisemitism, he is the origin of the "Jewish question". His texts have served as major supports for theological anti-Judaism. Proposes an alternative reading of Paul as a striver for human liberation and equality. Regarding antisemitism, see ch. 6 (p. 136-157), "Was Paul an 'Anti-Semite'?", and ch. 9 (p. 201-227), "Paul, the 'Jewish Problem', and the 'Woman Question'". Ch. 9 discusses allegorization of "the Jew" as a trope for human evil, especially in works by neo-Lutherans (e.g. E. Käsemann, R.G. Hamerton-Kelly) following the antisemitic Lutheran tradition, and as a trope for "the Other" (e.g. J.-F. Lyotard, J.-L. Nancy)
Unheroic conduct : the rise of heterosexuality and the invention of the Jewish man by Daniel Boyarin( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 2,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Western notion of the aggressive, sexually dominant male and the passive female, as Daniel Boyarin makes clear, is not universal. Analyzing ancient and modern texts, he recovers the studious and gentle rabbi as the male ideal and the prime object of the female desire in traditional Jewish society. Challenging those who view the "feminized Jew" as a pathological product of the Diaspora or a figment of anti-Semitic imagination, Boyarin finds the origins of the rabbinic model of masculinity in the Talmud. The book provides an unrelenting critique of the oppression of women in rabbinic society, while also arguing that later European bourgeois society disempowered women even further. Boyarin also analyzes the self-transformation of three iconic Viennese modern Jews: Sigmund Freud, Theodor Herzl, and Bertha Pappenheim (Anna O.)
Intertextuality and the reading of Midrash by Daniel Boyarin( )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Hebrew and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carnal Israel : reading sex in Talmudic culture by Daniel Boyarin( )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with a startling endorsement of the patristic view of Judaism -- that it was a 'carnal' religion, in contrast to the spiritual vision of the Church -- Daniel Boyarin argues that rabbinic Judaism was based on a set of assumptions about the human body that were profoundly different from those of Christianity. The body -- specifically, the sexualized body -- could not be renounced, for the Rabbis believed as a religious principle in the generation of offspring and hence in intercourse sanctioned by marriage. This belief bound men and women together and made impossible the various modes of gender separation practiced by early Christians. The commitment to coupling did not imply a resolution of the unequal distribution of power that characterized relations between the sexes in all late-antique societies. But Boyarin argues strenuously that the male construction and treatment of women in rabbinic Judaism did not rest on a loathing of the female body. Thus, without ignoring the currents of sexual domination that course through the Talmudic texts, Boyarin insists that the rabbinic account of human sexuality, different from that of the Hellenistic Judaisms and Pauline Christianity, has something important and empowering to teach us today
Sparks of the logos : essays in rabbinic hermeneutics by Daniel Boyarin( )

17 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work covers the typological relation of rabbinic Judaism to Christianity, and provides a re-examination, by going back to the roots, of a rabbinic Judaism that would not manifest some of the deleterious social ideologies and practices that modern orthodox Judaism generally does
Queer theory and the Jewish question by Daniel Boyarin( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume maps the historically resonant intersections between Jewishness and queerness, between homophobia and anti-Semitism, and between queer theory and theorizations of Jewishness. It explores the modern Jewish and homosexual identities which emerged as traces of each
Border lines : the partition of Judaeo-Christianity by Daniel Boyarin( )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By defining some beliefs and practices as Christian and others as Jewish or heretical, they moved ideas, behaviors, and people to one side or another of an artificial border - and, Boyarin contends, invented the very notion of religion."
Socrates and the fat rabbis by Daniel Boyarin( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innovative attempt to read Plato with the Talmud, and the Talmud with Plato, this book examines Platonic and Talmudic dialogues to show that in a sense they are not dialogic at all, but a monological discursive form yoked incongruously with a comic mode
Powers of diaspora : two essays on the relevance of Jewish culture by Jonathan Boyarin( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on Jewish experience, Powers of Diaspora forcefully argues that diasporic communities exercise a distinct form of cultural power in order to maintain themselves
Judaism : the genealogy of a modern notion by Daniel Boyarin( )

10 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We treat the word Judaism as a given for describing the religion of Jews. But the term is in some ways socially constructed, rather than inevitable. After all, exactly what would constitute "authentic" Judaism? Some have argued that there are multiple Judaisms, going in the direction of plurals that so many scholars find satisfying. But Boyarin takes a different tack, proposing that before the modern era there should be no "Judaism" at all. For Boyarin, there was no sphere of life that can be called Judaism that was separate from the political, artistic, and cultural elements of life. Moreover, he argues that Judaism is a Christian coinage to serve Christian discursive purposes by setting what we call Judaism in opposition to Christianity and that the term has little utility for Jews. The various Jewish languages have no such concept and no such term. He believes that categories drawn from outside the culture are anachronistic, not informative. Boyarin will be making a case for substituting Jewry for Judaism. Jewry is a concept that integrates many aspects of the lives of Jews, rather than separating out religion from other aspects of life"--
The Jewish Gospels : the story of the Jewish Christ by Daniel Boyarin( Book )

36 editions published between 2010 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Makes the powerful case that the conventional understandings of Jesus and the origins of Christianity are wrong: that Jesus' core teachings were not a break from Jewish beliefs and that Jesus was embraced by many Jews as the Messiah of the ancient Jewish texts
A traveling homeland : the Babylonian Talmud as diaspora by Daniel Boyarin( )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A word conventionally imbued with melancholy meanings, "diaspora" has been used variously to describe the cataclysmic historical event of displacement, the subsequent geographical scattering of peoples, or the conditions of alienation abroad and yearning for an ancestral home. But as Daniel Boyarin writes, diaspora may be more constructively construed as a form of cultural hybridity or a mode of analysis. In A Traveling Homeland, he makes the case that a shared homeland or past and traumatic dissociation are not necessary conditions for diaspora and that Jews carry their homeland with them in diaspora, in the form of textual, interpretive communities built around talmudic study. For Boyarin, the Babylonian Talmud is a diasporist manifesto, a text that produces and defines the practices that constitute Jewish diasporic identity. Boyarin examines the ways the Babylonian Talmud imagines its own community and sense of homeland, and he shows how talmudic commentaries from the medieval and early modern periods also produce a doubled cultural identity. He links the ongoing productivity of this bifocal cultural vision to the nature of the book: as the physical text moved between different times and places, the methods of its study developed through contact with surrounding cultures. Ultimately, A Traveling Homeland envisions talmudic study as the center of a shared Jewish identity and a distinctive feature of the Jewish diaspora that defines it as a thing apart from other cultural migrations."--
Dying for God : martyrdom and the making of Christianity and Judaism by Daniel Boyarin( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the author develops a revised understanding of the interactions between nascent Christianity and nascent Judaism in late antiquity, interpreting the two "new" religions as intensely and complexly intertwined throughout this period."--Jacket
Jews and other differences : the new Jewish cultural studies( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talmudic transgressions : engaging the work of Daniel Boyarin by Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talmudic Transgressions' is a collection of essays on rabbinic literature and related fields in response to the boundary-pushing scholarship of Daniel Boyarin. These essays are attempts to transgress boundaries in various ways - boundaries differentiate social identities, literary genres, legal practices, or diasporas and homelands. Contributors include Julia Watts Belser, Jonathan Boyarin, Shamma Boyarin, Virginia Burrus, Sergey Dolgopolski, Charlotte E. Fonrobert, Simon Goldhill, Erich S. Gruen, Galit Hasan-Rokem, Christine Hayes, Adi Ophir, James Redfield, Elchanan Reiner, Ishay Rosen-Zvi, Lena Salaymeh, Zvi Septimus, Aharon Shemesh, Dina Stein, Eliyahu Stern, Moulie Vidas, Barry Scott Wimpfheimer, Elliot R. Wolfson, Azzan Yadin-Israel, Israel Yuval, and Froma Zeitlin
Galatians and gender trouble : primal androgyny and the first-century origins of a feminist dilemma by Daniel Boyarin( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Talmud - a personal take selected essays by Daniel Boyarin( )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diese Sammlung bisher nur einzeln veröffentlichter Aufsätze Daniel Boyarins zum Talmud stellt die verschiedenen Methoden und Ansätze dar, die seine Arbeit in den letzten vier Jahrzehnten beflügelt haben
The Talmud : a personal take : selected essays by Daniel Boyarin( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""This collection of Daniel Boyarin's previously uncollected essays on the Talmud represents the different methods and lines of inquiry that have animated his work on that text over the last four decades. Ranging and changing from linguistic work to work on sex and gender to the relations between formative Judaism and Christianity to the literary genres of the Talmud in the Hellenistic context, he gives an account of multiple questions and provocations to which that prodigious book gives stimulation, showing how the Talmud can contribute to all of these fields. The book opens up possibilities for study of the Talmud using historical, classical, philological, anthropological, cultural studies, gender, and literary theory and criticism. As a kind of intellectual autobiography, it is a record of the alarums and excursions of a life in the Talmud."--
Targum Onkelos to the Pentateuch : a collection of fragments in the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ʻAṭarah le-Ḥayim : meḥḳarim ba-sifrut ha-Talmudit ṿeha-rabanit li-khevod Profesor Ḥayim Zalman Dimiṭrovsḳi( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in Hebrew and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sparks of the logos : essays in rabbinic hermeneutics
Unheroic conduct : the rise of heterosexuality and the invention of the Jewish manIntertextuality and the reading of MidrashCarnal Israel : reading sex in Talmudic cultureSparks of the logos : essays in rabbinic hermeneuticsQueer theory and the Jewish questionBorder lines : the partition of Judaeo-ChristianitySocrates and the fat rabbisPowers of diaspora : two essays on the relevance of Jewish culture
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Boyarin, Daniel

Boyarin, Daniʾel 1946-

Boyarin, Daniyel

Boyarin Daniyel 1946-....

Boyarin, Danyel.

BWJʿRJN, Daniel 1946-

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Daniel Boyarin Amerikaans historicus

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Бoярин, Даниэль

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בויארין, דניאל

בויארין דניאל 1946-....

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