Profaning Paul with Cavan Concannon

Recently, I interviewed Cavan Concannon for Ancient Jew Review.

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“I would like to see nondisciplinary conversations about Paul’s archive, how his writings and themes moved through western history and how that movement involved configurations and operations with other texts, institutions, and politics.”

Cavan's most recent book, Profaning Paul (University of Chicago Press, 2021), asks readers to rethink how we've studied Paul, to account for our methodology, to reconsider the ethics of Pauline study.

I always enjoy chatting with Cavan, but I suppose I especially enjoyed the fact that we got to parse the phrase "Paul's shit" in this interview. Is it a contraction? Is it possessive? Let Cavan explain…

Cavan Concannon is Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Profaning Paul (Chicago, 2021), Assembling Early Christianity: Trade Networks and the Letters of Dionysios of Corinth (Cambridge, 2017), and ‘When you were Gentiles’: Specters of Ethnicity in Roman Corinth and Paul’s Corinthian Correspondence (Yale, 2014). He is also the co-director of the Mediterranean Connectivity Initiative.