The Bible and Critical Theory
ISSN : 1832-3391
Biblical studies is in an interesting state of flux. The various methods of critical theory have been used by biblical critics for some time now. The methods include post-structuralism, feminism, psychoanalysis, ideological criticism, the social sciences, Marxism, ecocriticism, post-colonialism, reader response criticism, narratology, new historicism and utopian studies These methods have raised questions about the Bible concerning race and ethnicity, indigeneity, gender and sexual difference, class and ideology, hegemony and subversion, the nature of history, texts and readers, and so on.Yet, much work remains to be done. Many parts of the Hebrew Bible, New Testament and extra-canonical literature remain unexplored in light of the questions and methods of critical theory. Those parts of the Bible that have been the concern of biblical interpreters working with critical theory require further work. As far as critical theory is concerned, there has been minimal and sporadic concern with the Bible, although the situation is beginning to change.
For these reasons the journal will publish work not only by biblical critics, but also by critical theorists interested in the questions the Bible and biblical studies pose for critical theory.
From 2004 to 2010, the journal was published on a subscription basis by Monash University ePress. From 2011 it is published as an open-access journal by the Bible and Critical Theory Seminar.
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