Charles, Ronald

I am a Haitian-Canadian coming to the CSR from The Toronto School of Theology. My areas of research and interests are early Christian literature, social history of earliest Christianity, Second Temple Judaism, and postcolonial studies. My anticipated dissertation is: Paul in the Diaspora: A Postcolonial Argument. The aim of this project is to find a more realistic representation of the art of negotiating life for the apostle to the Gentiles in rejecting and embracing the Roman Empire at the same time. This line of argument is in contradistinction to the movement in Pauline scholarship of looking at Paul as an anti-imperial figure, and it is also clearly at odd with the outmoded version of considering Paul as simply a religious thinker.