How might I best launch this blog, a blog devoted in part to understanding the formation of a border line between Christianity and Judaism, a blog that I hope will inspire participation by people otherwise separated by present-day religious borders?
The best way I can think to get started is with a discussion of U.C. Berkeley professor Daniel Boyarin. Boyarin’s most recent book is The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ, and I plan to discuss this book in upcoming posts, but first I’d like to approach Boyarin’s work here in general and personal terms. I find Boyarin the ideal place of beginning for this blog because, to put it in simple terms, Boyarin dislikes borders.