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December 4: Dale Martin, Author of Sex and the Single Savior

Dale Martin
Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University
Thursday, December 4, 4:00 p.m.
Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 128 Wall Street
Free and open to the public

Dale Martin specializes in New Testament and Christian origins, including attention to social and cultural history of the Greco-Roman world. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1999, he taught at Rhodes College and Duke University. His books include: Slavery as Salvation: The Metaphor of Slavery in Pauline Christianity; The Corinthian Body; Inventing Superstition: from the Hippocratics to the Christians; Sex and the Single Savior: Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation; and Pedagogy of the Bible: an Analysis and Proposal.

Professor Martin will speak about his recent book Sex and the Single Savior: Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation, including explaining his own movement from a childhood in fundamentalist Christianity to his current position as a spokesperson for something approaching a "postmodern Christianity."