The Bible and Critical Theory

The Bible and Critical Theory is an exploratory and innovative online scholarly journal for biblical studies, published by the Bible and Critical Theory Seminar. The journal explores the intersections between critical theory, understood in the broad sense, and biblical studies. It publishes peer-reviewed articles that investigate the contributions from critical theory to biblical studies, and contributions from biblical studies to critical theory. The journal has an active series of book reviews, which are published as they are ready.

BCT content is available freely on an open access basis. It is also aggregated by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and is indexed by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Religion Database and Scopus.

Managing Editors

Roland Boer, University of Newcastle, Australia

Julie Kelso, Bond University, Australia

Book Review Editor

James Harding, University of Otago, New Zealand

For all matters relating to book reviews, please contact James at:

Editorial Board

George Aichele, Adrian College, USA

Jennifer Bird, Greensboro College, USA

Fiona Black, Mount Allison University, Canada

Ward Blanton, University of Glasgow, UK

Athalya Brenner, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Michael Carden, University of Queensland, Australia

James Crossley, University of Sheffield, UK

Philip Davies, University of Sheffield, UK

Richard Horsley, University of Massachusetts - Boston, USA

Avaren Ipsen, Carleton College, USA

Jennifer Koosed, Albright College, USA

Francis Landy, University of Alberta, Canada

W. John Lyons, University of Bristol, UK

Judith McKinlay, University of Otago, New Zealand

Joseph Marchal, Ball State University, USA

Monica Melanchthon, United Faculty of Theology, Australia

Peter Miscall, Denver, Colorado, USA

Stephen Moore, Drew University, USA

Tina Pippin, Agnes Scott College, USA

Erin Runions, Pomona College, USA

Yvonne Sherwood, University of Glasgow, UK

Gillian Townsley, University of Otago, New Zealand

Caroline Van Der Stichele, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Elaine Wainwright, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Richard Walsh, Methodist University, USA

Jorunn Økland, University of Oslo, Norway

Vol 8, No 2 (2012): The Marxism Issue

Table of Contents


Editorial: The Marxism Issue PDF
Roland Boer


Diagnosing an Allergic Reaction: The Avoidance of Marx in Pauline Scholarship PDF
Neil Elliott
Towards Structural Marxism as a Hermeneutic of Early Christian Literature, Illustrated by Reference to Paul's Spectacle Metaphor in 1 Corinthians 15:30-32 PDF
Larry LaFon Welborn
Neo-Marxism, Language Ideology, and the New Testament PDF
Giovanni B. Bazzana
Bourgeois Right: Social Location and the Limits of First-Phase Communism in the Rhetoric of 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 (A Historical Materialist Exegesis) PDF
Joseph Mark Bartlett
MarK/X After Marxism: Fernando Belo and Contemporary Biblical Exegesis PDF
Lance Byron Richey
From Historical Criticism to Historical Materialism in the Study of Earliest Christology PDF
Jonathan Bernier

Book Reviews

Review of Scott S. Elliott, Reconfiguring Mark’s Jesus: Narrative Criticism after Poststructuralism. Bible in the Modern World, 41. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2011. PDF
Richard Walsh
Review of Philippe Wajdenbaum, Argonauts of the Desert: Structural Analysis of the Hebrew Bible. Copenhagen International Seminar. Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2011. PDF
Peter D. Miscall
Review of James D. Hester and J. David Hester, eds., Rhetorics in the New Millennium: Promise and Fulfilment. Studies in Antiquity and Christianity. New York: T & T Clark International, 2010. PDF
Wade J. Berry
Review of Anthony Paul Smith and Daniel Whistler, eds., After the Postsecular and the Postmodern: New Essays in Continental Philosophy of Religion. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010 PDF
Eric Repphun
Review of Hanna Liss and Manfred Oeming, eds., Literary Construction of Identity in the Ancient World. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2010. PDF
Coleman A. Baker
Review of Michael N. Jagessar and Stephen Burns, Christian Worship: Postcolonial Perspectives. Cross Cultural Theologies. Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2011. PDF
Philip Michael Forness
Review of Willa M. Johnson, The Holy Seed has been Defiled: The Interethnic Marriage Dilemma in Ezra 9-10. Hebrew Bible Monographs, 33. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2011. PDF
Donald P. Moffat
Review of Jacob Taubes, Occidental Eschatology. Translated with a preface by David Ratmoko. Cultural Memory in the Present. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009 PDF
Roland Boer

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Bible and Critical Theory: ISSN 1832-3391