Jeffrey B. Gibson jgibson000 at attbi.com
Tue Mar 19 22:42:42 EST 2002

Apologies for the off topic message.


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.

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 Seminar’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 Paul'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:
http://fortresspress.com/store/idetail.asp?ISBN=0800634675.  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:

HorsleySeminar-subscribe at yahoogroups.com

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 day

on Monday, April 22nd.

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

HorsleySeminar-owner at yahoogroups.com

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 at attbi.com
          jgibson000 at hotmail.com

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