This one is a goodie – all on Marxism and biblical interpretation. This will be the last issue of the Bible and Critical Theory at this site, since we are moving to the University of Newcastle’s server with the new year.

Settle down in the evenings of the northern winter, or take it to the beach if you are on the sunny southern side of the globe. Either way, enjoy the read!

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