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, Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, India

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 7, No 2 (2011): Biblical Politics

Table of Contents


Editorial: Biblical Politics PDF
Roland Boer


The Place of Religion in the Iconography of Democracy and the Politics/Aesthetics of ‘Representation’ (Race/Religion/Sex) PDF
Yvonne Sherwood
The Multicultural Christ: Jesus the Jew and the New Perspective on Paul in an Age of Neoliberalism PDF
James Crossley
Becoming Whosoever: Reexamining Pauline Universalism PDF
Mika Ojakangas
Paul's Uncertain Transitions PDF
Roland Boer
Knowledge, Information and Power in the ‘Biblical’ Sense: The Story of King Saul PDF
Milena Kirova
Toward a Radical Naturalistic and Humanistic Interpretation of the Abrahamic Religions: In Search for the Wholly Other than the Horror and Terror of Nature and History PDF
Rudolf Siebert

Book Reviews

Review of Daniel Langton, The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination: A Study in Modern Jewish-Christian Relations PDF
Jay Twomey
Review of Colin Davis, Critical Excess: Overreading in Derrida, Deleuze, Levinas, Žižek and Cavell PDF
Christine Mitchell
Review of Daniel Bodi, The Demise of the Warlord: A New Look at the David Story PDF
Peter D. Miscall
Review of Tim Frank, Daughter of Lachish PDF
Judith McKinlay
Review of Ovidiu Creangă, ed. Men and Masculinity in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond PDF
Milena Kirova
Review of Keith Bodner, 1 Samuel: A Narrative Commentary PDF
Benjamin J.M. Johnson
Review of Gail P. C. Streete, Redeemed Bodies: Women Martyrs in Early Christianity PDF
Philip Michael Forness
Review of Warren Carter, John and Empire: Initial Explorations PDF
Coleman A. Baker

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