I remain focussed on investigating the implications for Jewish - Christian relations of my reading of Paul as a Torah-observant Jew founding Jewish subgroup communities. These "assemblies [ekklesias]" were attracting some non-Jews, but nevertheless dedicated to practicing and promoting Judaism for non-Jews as well as Jews. In other words, I propose to that we should be investigating Paul's Judaism in the intra-communal context of other Jewish groups, including other groups of followers of Jesus, which together with Paul's groups represented a coalition we might describe as Apostolic Judaism.
Reading Paul within Judaism: Collected Essays of Mark D. Nanos, Vol. 1 (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017).
Reading Corinthians and Philippians within Judaism: Collected Essays of Mark D. Nanos, Vol. 4 (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017).
"Romans." Pages 285-320 in The Jewish Annotated New Testament. Revised Ed. Eds. Marc Brettler and Amy Jill Levine (New York, et al: Oxford University Press, 2017).
"Why Did Paul Accuse Peter of 'Living Ethné-ishly'? Re-Reading the Antioch Incident (Gal 2:11-21) as a Banquet Narrative." Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 6.2 (2016) 199-223.
"'The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable' (Romans 11:29): If So, How Can Paul Declare that 'Not All Israelites Truly Belong to Israel' (9:6)?" Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations [SCJR] 11.1 (2016): 1-17; http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/scjr/article/view/9525.
"Reading Paul in a Jewish Way: 'Oh be joyful all you peoples, with God's People' (Rom 15:10): Who are the people?," pages 436-47 in Deutschor Evangelisher Kirchentag Stuttgart 2015, ed. Silke Lechner, et al (Zentrum Juden und Christen: Freut euch, ihr Völker, mit Gottes Volk; Wer ist das Volk?; Gütersloh and München: Gütersloher Verlagshaus/Random House Gmbh, 2016).
"'Gottes Gaben und Berufungen können Ihn nicht gereuen.' - Wie, also, sollten wir Römer 9,1-16 (insbesondere V. 6) übersetzen und verstehen?" Pages 14-23 in "Die Gotteskindschaft des jüdischen Volkes (Röm 9,1-16)": Arbeitshilfe zum Israelsonntag 2016: 10. Sonntag nach Trinitatis. Edited by Volker Haarmann, Ursula Rudnick, and Axel Töllner (Transl. V. Haarmann; Düsseldorf/Hannover: Evangelische Kirche im Rheinland, Evangelisch-Lutherische Landeskirche Hannover, Begegnung von Christen und Juden Bayern, 2016).
"Out-Howling the Cynics: Reconceptualizing the Concerns of Paul's Audience from his Polemics in Philippians 3." Pages 183-221 in The People Beside Paul: The Philippian Assembly and History from Below. Edited by Joseph A. Marchal (Early Christianity and Its Literature; Atlanta: SBL Press, 2015).
"The Question of Conceptualization: Qualifying Paul's Position on Circumcision in Dialogue with Josephus's Advisors to King Izates." Pages 105-52 in Paul Within Judaism: Restoring the First-Century Context to the Apostle. Edited by Mark D. Nanos and Magnus Zetterholm (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015).
Paul Within Judaism: Restoring the First-Century Context to the Apostle. Edited by Mark D. Nanos and Magnus Zetterholm (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015).
"Implications of Paul's Hopes for the End of Days for Jews and Christians Today: A Critical Re-evaluation of the Evidence." Co-authored with Philip Cunningham. Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations [SCJR] 9.1 (2014): 1-45; http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/scjr/article/view/5793/5165.
"Paul’s Non-Jews Do Not Become 'Jews,' But Do They Become 'Jewish'?: Reading Romans 2:25-29 Within Judaism, Alongside Josephus." Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting (JJMJS). 1 (2014): 26-53 (www.jjmjs.org).
"Römer 11 und christlich-jüdische Beziehungen: Exegetische Optionen für eine andere Übersetzung und Interpretation des Textes." Pages 18-25 in "So wird ganz Israel gerettet werden": Arbeitshilfe zum Israelsonntag 2014: 10. Sonntag nach Trinitatis. Edited by Hanna Lehming, Volker Haarmann, and Ursula Rudnick (Evangelisch-Lutherische Landeskirche Hannover, Evangelische Kirche im Rheinland, Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Norddeutschland, Begegnung von Christen und Juden Bayern: Hannover/Düsseldorf, 2014).
Lectures Available for Viewing/Listening:
Podcast interview on Paulcast by Kurt Willems, June 6, 2016, entitled: Mark Nanos - Paul within Judaism, Saul the Mennonite and Defamiliarizing Language
Audio of my paper (also available are those of the other participants, John Dominic Crosson and Pam Eisenbaum, and Scott's response) from the Westar/SBL '15 session reviewing Bernard Brandon Scott, The Real Paul: Recovering His Radical Challenge (Westar/SBL Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Nov. 22, 2015)
"Paul's Relationship to Jews and Judaism in First-Century Context: Revisiting the Translation of Romans 11" (Westmont College, March 24, 2014).
"A Jewish View of Paul – A Skype Interview with Mark Nanos" (David Burnett interviewed me for a class discussion at Criswell College in Oct. of 2012 on matters related to my essay in Zondervan's Four Views on the Apostle Paul, entitled, "A Jewish View").
Shalom Talk Radio Interview (in 2 Parts) discussing my work on Paul with Stuart Dauerman, KRLA 870 AM Radio, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 2010, episodes 15 and 16.
"Paul and the Jewish Tradition: The Ideology of the Shema" (Paper presented at Villanova University, Philadelphia, Penn., Thurs., Oct. 23, 2008, in the Jubilee Year of the Apostle St. Paul seminar series; youtube delivery of paper).
"Paul's Reversal of Jews Calling Gentiles 'Dogs' (Philippians 3:2): 1600 Years of an Ideological Tale Wagging an Exegetical Dog?" (delivered at University of Helsinki, Finland, May 14, 2007: version of paper; edited video of presentation; for final publication, see Biblical Interpretation 17.4 (2009): 448-482)
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Published books include The Mystery of Romans: The Jewish Context of Paul's Letter, Fortress Press, 1996; The Irony of Galatians: Paul's Letter in First-Century Context, Fortress Press, 2002. Volumes I have edited include The Galatians Debate: Contemporary Issues in Rhetorical and Historical Interpretation, Hendrickson, 2002;and with Magnus Zetterholm, Paul Within Judaism: Restoring the First-Century Context to the Apostle, 2015. More details are available on the projects and reviews pages.
Galatians and Romans contain much of the material from which histories of early Christianity and interpretations of the Jerusalem churches and of Paul's relationship to them have been developed. This has led me to investigate more directly the Apostle Paul's relationship with the Jerusalem apostles and churches. In one current project, I am working specifically on topics concerning Paul's relationship with the Jerusalem based apostles and their communities. In another, I am trying to understand the allegorical rhetoric of Galatians 4:21--5:1. I am also completing an introduction to Galatians for students, and a commentary on Romans, as well as several other essays. Please check the right hand sidebar and related pages for more information about these as well as other current and planned projects. More Projects>>
Many of my professional society papers and lectures are available as pdf's for download: see the right hand column on the projects page.
I am a lecturer at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. For a list of past, current, and planned class offerings, see Lectures>>
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