Selected Publications (2009-2019)

The following selection from 2009-2019 is categorised into four areas: Socialism in Power (with a focus on Chinese Marxism); Soviet Marxism; Western Marxism (and Religion); and Marxist economics of the ancient world. These four areas also have a temporal progression, moving from current research to earlier research.

Socialism in Power (The Philosophy of Constructing Socialism)

Monographs

Forthcoming    Socialism with Chinese Characteristics. Estimated completion: 2020.

Forthcoming    Friedrich Engels: The Basis of Socialist Governance. Estimated completion: 2019.

Book Chapters

Under review   ‘Sovereignty and Human Rights: A Comparison between Western European and Chinese Marxist Traditions’. Sovereignty, Religion, and Secularism: Interrogating the Foundations of Polity. Ed. Robert Yelle.

In press            ‘Seeking a Xiaokang Society: (U)topia and China’. The Palgrave Handbook of Utopian and Dystopian Literature. Eds. Peter Marks, Fátima Vieira and Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor. Singapore: Springer/Palgrave Macmillan.

2019                 ‘Xi Jinping’s China: Keeping the Imagination Alive Under Socialism in Power’. Socialist Imaginations: Utopias, Myths, and the Masses. Eds. Stefan Arvidsson, Jakub Beneš and Anja Kirsch. London: Routledge, pp. 244-64.

2019                 ‘The State and Minority Nationalities (Ethnic Groups) in China’. In The Palgrave Handbook of Ethnicity. Ed. Steven Ratuva. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan (Springer), pp. 1-15.

2017                 ‘Shehuizhuyi maodunlun xintan (社会主义 矛盾论新探)’. ‘A New Probe Into the Theory of Socialist Contradictions’. Qimeng, Lishi guanyu makesi bianzhengfa (启蒙、历史观与马克思主义辩证法). Guizhou: Guizhou renmin chubanshe, pp. 140-56.

2017                 ‘Makesizhuyi zhong de yigu “nuanliu” (马克思主义中的一股“暖流”)’. ‘A “Warm Current” in the Midst of Marxism’. Qimeng: Lishiguan yu makesi bianzhengfa (启蒙、历史观与马克思主义辩证法). Guizhou: Guizhou renmin chubanshe, pp. 16-27.

Journal Articles

In press            ‘Human Rights, Religion and Rule of Law: A Response’. Political Theology.

2019                 ‘Marx’s Ambivalence: State, Proletarian Dictatorship and Commune’. International Critical Thought 9.1: 109-27.

2019                 ‘Engels ve Burjuva Devleti: Ayrı Bir Kamusal Güçten Gewalt‘a’ (‘Engels and the Bourgeois State: From Separated Public Power to Gewalt’). Iştirakî 13: 41-58. Translated into Turkish.

2018                 ‘Is a Socialist Civil Society Possible?’ Berlin Journal of Critical Theory 2.1: 61-82.

2018                 ‘Civil Society or Bourgeois Society? An Alternative History, from Hegel to Losurdo’. Berlin Journal of Critical Theory 2.4: 5-32.

2018                 ‘Blochs “Ungleichzeitigkeit” und die Widersprüche des chinesischen Sozialismus’. Das Argument: Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaften 325: 54-64.

2017                 ‘Makesizhuyi “nuanliu” yu zhongguohua makesizhuyi (马克思主义“暖流”与中国化马克思主义)’. ‘Marxism’s “Warm Stream” Within Chinese Marxism’. Shehuikexue Jikan 2017.3: 22-31.

2017                 ‘From Berne to Yan’an: The Theoretical Breakthroughs of Lenin and Mao’. Crisis and Critique 4.2: 60-84. http://crisiscritique.org/2017/november/Roland%20Boer.pdf.

2017                 ‘After October: Towards a Theory of the Socialist State’. International Critical Thought 7.3: 309-26.

2016                 ‘Marxism, Religion and the Taiping Revolution’. Historical Materialism 24.2: 3-24.

2016                 ‘Concerning the “Warm Stream” within Marxism’. International Critical Thought 6.1: 13-28.

2016                 ‘Chinese Christian Communism in the Early Twentieth Century’ (with Chin Kenpa). Religion, State and Society 44.2: 96-110.

2015                 (with Li Zhixiong) ‘Interpreting Socialism and Capitalism in China: A Dialectic of Utopia and Dystopia’. Utopian Studies 26.2: 309-23.

2014                 ‘Socialist Democracy with Chinese Characteristics’. Crisis and Critique 1.1: 47-65. crisiscritique.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Boer_Socialism.pdf.

Soviet Marxism

Monographs

2017                 Stalin: From Theology to the Philosophy of Socialism in Power. Beijing: Springer (262 pp.).

2013                 Lenin, Religion and Theology. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (360 pp.).

Book Chapters

2014                ‘革命是一个奇迹:论列宁思想中的政治和宗教之间的可译性’ (Geming shi yige qiji: lun Liening sixiang zhongde zhengzhi he zongjiao zhijian de keyixing – A Revolution is a Miracle: Lenin and the Translatability of Politics and Religion). 列宁思想在二十一世纪:阐释与价值 (Liening sixiang zai ershiyi shiji: Chanshi yu jiazhiLenin’s Thought in the 21st Century: Interpretation and Its Value). Ed. Wu Xinwie. Beijing: Renmin University Press, pp. 252-61.

Journal Articles

In press          ‘Babel Versus Pentecost: Stalin and the Dialectics of Linguistic Diversity’. Studies in East European Thought.

2018               ‘Sergei and the “Divinely Appointed” Stalin: Church-State Relations in the Soviet Union in the Lead-up to the Cold War’. Social Sciences 7.4: 1-19. http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/7/4/67.

2017               ‘Stalin’s Biblical Hermeneutics: From 2 Thessalonians 3 to Acts 4’. Journal of the Bible and Its Reception 4.1: 71-89.

2016                ‘Stalin and Proleptic Communism’. Politics, Religion and Ideology 17.2-3: 162-71.

2016                ‘A Materialist Doctrine of Good and Evil: Stalin’s Revision of Marxist Anthropology’. Crisis and Critique 3.1: 109-54. crisiscritique.org/ccmarch/boer.pdf.

2016                ‘Lenin, Sinif de Vin (Lenin, Class and Religion)’. Iştirakî 10.2: 99-118. Translated into Turkish.

2015                ‘Between Vulgar and Ruptural Dialectics: Reassessing Lenin on Hegel’. International Critical Thought 5.1: 52-66.

2015                ‘Against Culturism: Reconsidering Stalin on Nation and Class’. The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review 42: 247-73.

2014                ‘Religion and Socialism: A.V. Lunacharsky and the God-Builders’. Political Theology 15.2: 188-209.

2014                ‘Lenin’s Gospels’. Biblical Interpretation 22.3: 325-45.

2014                ‘Lenin on Tolstoy: Between Imaginary Resolution and Revolutionary Christian Communism’. Science and Society 78.1: 41-60.

2013                ‘The Dilemma of Freedom of Conscience: Lenin on Religion, the National Question and the Bund’. New Politics 14.2: 61-69.

2012                ‘Lenin and the Parables’. Journal for the Study of Christian Culture (Renmin University, Beijing) 27: 107-25. Translated into Chinese by Zhang Jing.

Western Marxism and Religion

Monographs

2019                 Red Theology: On the Christian Communist Tradition. Studies in Critical Research on Religion. Leiden: Brill.

2014                 In the Vale of Tears: On Marxism and Theology V. Historical Materialism Book Series. Leiden and Chicago: E.J. Brill and Haymarket (391 pp.).

2014                 Marxist Criticism of the Hebrew Bible. London: Bloomsbury. Completely revised and largely rewritten version of Marxist Criticism of the Bible, 2003 (325 pp.).

2012                 Criticism of Heaven: The Author’s Cut. Taipei: CCLM Publishing (748 pp.).

2012                 Criticism of Earth: On Marx, Engels and Theology. Historical Materialism Book Series. Leiden and Chicago: E.J. Brill and Haymarket (391 pp.).

Chinese translation to be published by Renmin University Press, Beijing, in 2019.

2010                 Criticism of Theology: On Marxism and Theology III. Historical Materialism Book Series. Leiden and Chicago: E.J. Brill and Haymarket (368 pp.).

2009                 Criticism of Religion: On Marxism and Theology II. Historical Materialism Book Series. Leiden and Chicago: E.J. Brill and Haymarket (304 pp.).

2007                 Criticism of Heaven: On Marxism and Theology. Historical Materialism Book Series. Leiden and Chicago: E. J. Brill and Haymarket (496 pp.).

Translated into Chinese as Criticism of Heaven, Volume 1, by Zhuang Zhenhua, and as Criticism of Heaven, Volume 2, by Hu Jinhua and Lin Zhenhua. Taipei: CCLM Publishing (Taiwan Christian Literature Council), 2009 and 2010.

Translated into Danish as Kritik af Himlen: Om Marxisme og Teologi by Christina Petterson. Copenhagen: ANIS (Religionspædagogisk Centre), 2010.

Translated into Turkish as Cennetin Eleştirisi: Marksizm ve Teoloji by Melih Pekdemir. Istanbul: Ayrinti Yayinlari, 2013.

Book Chapters

In press           ‘The Christian State’. Bloomsbury Companion to Marx. Eds. Imre Szeman, Jeff Diamanti and Andrew Pendakis. London: Bloomsbury.

In press           ‘Marxist Economics and Theology’. Handbook of Economic Theology. Ed. Stefan Schwarzkopf. London: Routledge.

In press           ‘Friedrich Engels’. Handbook of Marxism and Post-Marxism. Eds. Alex Callinicos, Stathis Kouvelakis, and Lucia Pradella.

2018                ‘Marxism’. The Palgrave Handbook of Radical Theology. Eds. Christopher Rodkey and Jordan Miller. London: Palgrave Macmillan / Springer, pp. 695-704.

2018                ‘The Fetish’. The Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Christian Theology. Ed. Daniel Whistler. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 105-23.

2017                ‘Luther im Marxismus’. Martin Luther: Ein Christ zwischen Reformen und Moderne (1517-2017). Ed. Alberto Melloni. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 1003-15. English translation published as, ‘Luther and Marxism’, Martin Luther: A Christian between Reforms and Modernity (1517-2017). Ed. Alberto Melloni. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 953-964.

2017                ‘Karl Marx (1818-1883)’. Religion and European Philosophy: Key Thinkers from Kant to Žižek. Eds. Philip Goodchild and Hollis Phelps. London: Routledge, pp. 87-100.

2016                ‘Imperial Fetish: On Anti-Imperial Readings of the Bible’. Psychoanalytic Mediations: Between Marxist and Postcolonialist Readings. Semeia Studies. Eds. Tat-siong Benny Liew and Erin Runions. Atlanta: SBL Publications, pp. 45-64.

2016                ‘Freud, Adorno and the Ban on Images’. Psychoanalytic Mediations: Between Marxist and Postcolonialist Readings. Semeia Studies. Eds. Tat-siong Benny Liew and Erin Runions. Atlanta: SBL Publications, pp. 65-77.

2016                ‘Althusser’s Religious Revolution’. Althusser and Theology: Religion, Politics and Philosophy. Ed. Agon Hamza. Leiden: Brill, pp. 18-30.

2014                ‘Theo-Utopian Hearing: Ernst Bloch on Music’. The Dialectics of the Religious and the Secular: Studies on the Future of Religion. Ed. Michael Ott. Leiden: Brill, pp. 100-33.

2014                ‘Marx and the Christian Logic of the Secular State’. Secularisations and Their Debates: Perspectives on the Return of Religion in the Contemporary West. Eds. Matthew Sharpe and Dylan Nicholson. Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 61-73.

2013                ‘The Privatization of Eschatology and Myth: Ernst Bloch Versus Rudolf Bultmann’. The Privatization of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia. Eds. Peter Thompson and Slavoj Žižek. SIC series. Durham: Duke University Press, pp. 106-20.

2013                ‘Paul of the Gaps: Agamben, Benjamin and the Puppet Player’. Paul in the Grip of the Philosophers: The Apostle Paul and Contemporary Continental Philosophy. Ed. Peter Frick. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, pp. 57-67.

2009                ‘Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’. History of Western Philosophy of Religion. Volume IV: Nineteenth-Century Philosophy & Religion. Eds. Graham Oppy and Nick Trakakis. Durham: Acumen Publishing, pp. 187-97.

2009                ‘Folly to the Rich: Ernst Bloch’s Atheism in Christianity’. Caught Reading Again. Ed. R. S. Sugirtharajah. London: SCM Press, pp. 30-40.

2009                ‘Commentary: Negri, Job and the Bible’. Antonio Negri, The Labor of Job: The Biblical Text as a Parable of Human Labor. Translated by Matteo Mandarini. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, pp. 109-28.

Chinese translation published in The Labor of Job. Taipei: CCLM, 2013, pp. 147-70. Translated by David Kuo.

Journal Articles

2017                ‘Marksizm ve Selametin Tarihi (Heilsgeschichte) [Marxism and Salvation History]’. Iştirakî 11: 99-116. Translated into Turkish.

2016                ‘Calvin, Althusser and the Cunning of Myth: What to Do After the Revolution’. Critical Research on Religion 4.2:199-207.

2015                ‘Translating Politics and Religion: A New Model’. Stasis 3.2: 10-28. Russian translation: ‘Perevod politiki i religii: novaia model’’. Stasis 3.2: 30-51.

2014                ‘The Reverend and Friedrich Engels, or, the Radical Calvinism of F.W. Krummacher’. Studia Historyczne 62.1: 41-53.

2014                当代批评理论和西方神学 (‘Contemporary Critical Theory and Western Theology’). 比较文学与世界文学 (Comparative Literature and World Literature), December 2014:  99-113. Translated into Chinese by Qin Lanjun. Published by Peking University Press.

2014                ‘“All Things Are in Common”: Theology and Politics in Luther Blissett’s Q’. International Socialism: A Quarterly Journal of Socialist Theory 141 (Winter): 139-59.

2013                ‘A Totality of Ruins: Adorno on Kierkegaard’. Cultural Critique 83 (Winter): 1-30.

2013                ‘Revolution in the Event: The Problem of Kairós’. Theory, Culture and Society 30.2: 116-34.

2013                ‘Marx, Engels and Religion’. Journal of Shaanxi Normal University (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition) 2 (2013): 111-15. Translated by Li Hua.

2012                ‘Towards Unethical Insurgency’. Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society 25.1: 38-51. Translated into Chinese as ‘Zou xiang nu lunli xue de fanpan’, Marxism and Reality 2015.1: 131-38.

2012                ‘The Immeasurably Creative Politics of Job: Antonio Negri and the Bible’. Sub-Stance 129 (41.3): 93-108.

2012                ‘Engels’s Contradictions: A Reply to Tristram Hunt’. International Socialism: A Quarterly Journal of Socialist Theory 133 (Winter): 195-204.

2012                ‘Engels and Women, Intimately: Of Pleasure, Agency and Literary Worlds’. Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory 40.2: 161-78.

2011                ‘Western Marxism and Death’. Journal for the Study of Christian Culture 26: 231-49 (Renmin University, Beijing). Translated into Chinese by Wang Ruocun.

2011                ‘Theology and the Event: The Ambivalence of Alain Badiou’. Heythrop Journal 52.2: 234-59.

2011                ‘Marxism and Religion Today – A Survey’. Yearbook of the Centre for Contemporary Marxism Abroad (Fudan University, Shanghai) 2011: 318-30. Translated into Chinese by Zhang Shuangli.

2011                ‘Marxism and Eschatology Reconsidered’. Mediations 25.1: 39-60.

2011                ‘Keeping the Faith: The Ambivalent Commitments of Friedrich Engels’. Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses 40.1: 63-79.

2011                ‘Kapitalfetisch: “The Religion of Everyday Life”’. International Critical Thought 1.4: 416-26.

2011                ‘The Fate of Christian Communism’. Minnesota Review 77: 111-30.

2010                ‘That Hideous Pagan Idol: Marx, Fetishism and Graven Images’. Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory 38:1 (93): 93-116.

2010                ‘Revelation and Revolution: Friedrich Engels and the Apocalypse’. Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 6.2.

Chinese translation: ‘启示与革命一恩格斯和末日启示’. Journal for the Study of Christian Culture 32 (2014): 109-37.

2009               ‘The New Old Atheists’, Australian Marxist Review 50 (November): 10-19. Also available at http://www.cpa.org.au/amr/50/amr50-03-new-old-atheists.html.

2009                ‘The Full Story: On Marxism and Religion’. International Socialism: A Quarterly Journal of Socialist Theory 123 (Summer): 161-79.

Translated into Chinese in Foreign Theoretical Trends 2009/12: 27-34. Published by the China Communist Central Compilation and Translation Bureau (ISSN 1674-1277).

2009                ‘Apocalyptic and Apocalypticism in the Poetry of E. P. Thompson’, Spaces of Utopia 7: 34-53.

Marxist Economics of the Ancient World

Monographs

2017                Time of Troubles: A New Economic Framework for Early Christianity. Co-authored with Christina Petterson. Minneapolis: Fortress (252 pp.).

2015                The Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel. Library of Ancient Israel. Louisville: Westminster John Knox (328 pp.).

2014                Idols of Nations: Biblical Myth at the Origins of Capitalism. Co-authored with Christina Petterson. Minneapolis: Fortress (207 pp.).

Book Chapters

Under review  ‘Hugo Grotius: On Freedom of the Seas and Human Nature’. Christianity and Public International Law. Eds. John Haskell and Pamela Slotte. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

In press           ‘Multinationality and the Utopian Project: The Case of Actually Existing Israel’. Imagined Worlds and Constructed Differences. Ed. Jeremiah Cataldo.

In press           ‘Economic Relations Found in the Worlds of the Bible.’ Wealth and Poverty in the Biblical World: A Handbook. Ed. Matthew Coomber. Minneapolis: Fortress.

In press           ‘Aspects of the Ancient Southwest Asian Economy: Production and Allocation.’ Wealth and Poverty in the Biblical World: A Handbook. Ed. Matthew Coomber. Minneapolis: Fortress.

2019               ‘Hand of the Master: Of Slaveholders and the Slave Relation’. Co-authored with Christina Petterson. Class Struggle and the New Testament. Ed. Robert Myles. Lanham: Lexington, pp. 139-52.

2018                ‘Nehemiah’. Postcolonial Commentary and the Old Testament. Ed. Hemchand Gossai. London: T&T Clark, pp. 195-208.

2018                ‘An Essay on Method’. Present and Future of Biblical Studies: Celebrating 25 Years of Brill’s Biblical Interpretation. Ed. Tat-siong Benny Liew. Leiden: Brill, pp. 15-32.

2016                ‘Modes of Production and Reading Labors on the Margins: Marxist Feminist Criticism of the Hebrew Bible’. Feminist Interpretation of the Bible in Retrospect, Volume 3: Methods. Ed. Susanne Scholz. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, pp. 326-44.

2016                ‘Egypt as a Space of Fear and a Space of Hope’. Constructions of Space III: Biblical Spatiality and the Sacred. Eds. Jorunn Økland, J. Cornelis de Vos, and Karen J. Wenell. London: T & T Clark, pp. 23-36.

2016                ‘The Economic Politics of Biblical Narrative’. The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Narrative. Ed. Danna Nolan Fewell. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 529-39.

2015                ‘On the Feasibility of Subsistence Economics’. Reading the Bible in an Age of Crisis: Political Exegesis for a New Day. Ed. Bruce Worthington. Minneapolis: Fortress, pp. 109-30.

2014                ‘Economics’. Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Bible and Ethics. Ed. Robert Brawley. Oxford: Oxford University Press, vol. 1, pp. 200-7. (5,000 word article)

2013                ‘Materialist Criticism’. Oxford Encyclopaedia of Biblical Interpretation, Vol. 1. Ed. Steven McKenzie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 550-58. (5000 word article)

2013                ‘Class Criticism’. Oxford Encyclopaedia of Biblical Interpretation, Vol. 1. Ed. Steven L. McKenzie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 112-21. (5000 word article)

2009                ‘Resistance Versus Accommodation: What to Do With Romans 13?’ In Postcolonial Interventions: Essays in Honor of R.S. Sugirtharajah. Ed. Tat-siong Benny Liew. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, pp. 109-22.

Journal Articles

2017                ‘Reconsidering Debt Remission in Light of the Ancient World’. Continental Thought and Theory 1.2: 293-305.

2016                ‘The Sacred Economy: A Reply to Interlocutors’. Horizons of Biblical Theology 38: 185-99.

2016                ‘庄园制与村社制: 论古代以色列神圣经济 (Estates and Village Communes: On the Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel)’. Biblical Literature Studies 13: 1-14. Translated by Hou Linmei.

2016                ‘谁之危机?—对古代西南亚历史范型的再思考 (Crisis for Whom? Reconsidering Historical Models of Ancient Southwest Asia)’. Biblical Literature Studies 12: 45-61. Translated into Chinese by He Guijian.

2015                ‘西方马克思主义圣经研究方法’ (Western Marxist Approaches to the Bible). Biblical Literature Studies 10: 122-36. Translated into Chinese by Li Panpan.

2014                ‘Fleets of Tarshish: Trading Ventures and Other Tall Tales of the Bible’. Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 24.1: 58-80.

2014                ‘特里·伊格尔顿:《路得记》中的阶级斗争’ (The Class Struggles of Ruth). Biblical Literature Studies 8: 297-325. Translated into Chinese by Zhang Jing.

2014                ‘Biting the Poor: On the Difference between Credit and Debt in Ancient Israel and Southwest Asia’. Journal of Religion and Society 16: 1-21.

2011                ‘Marxism and the Spatial Analysis of Early Christianity: The Contribution of G.E.M. de Ste. Croix’. Religion 41.3: 411-30.

Invitations

2019            Public lecture, School of Marxism, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, 19 April: ‘Utopia, Destiny and Community: Some Thoughts on Translating Marxist Terms’.

2018            Public lecture, School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, 6 November: ‘From Berne to Yan’an’.

2018           Keynote address, Third International Conference on the Chinese Format of Marxist Literary Theory and the 200th Anniversary of Marx’s Birthday and the 170th Anniversary of the Communist Party Manifesto, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, 5 May: ‘Reconsidering Marx on the State: Between Proletarian Dictatorship and the Commune’.

2018           Invited lecture, School of Philosophy, Yunnan University, 19 April: ‘Marxism and Religion in the 21st Century’.

2018           Public lecture, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming, 16 April: ‘Narrative Research on the Taiping Tianguo’.

2018           Invited lecture, School of Marxism, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, 13 April: ‘Marxism in the 21st Century’.

2018           Invited lecture, Jinan University, Guangzhou, 13 April: ‘Marxism and Religion in the 21st Century’.

2017           Invited lecture, School of Marxism, Xiamen University, 10 November: ‘The Relevance Today of Marx’s “On the Jewish Question”’.

2017           Invited lecture, School of Marxism, Huaqiao University, Xiamen, 9 November: ‘Marxism and Religion Reconsidered in a Chinese Context’

2017           Invited lecture, Marxism Department, Central Compilation and Translation Bureau, Beijing, 13 June: ‘Marxism and Religion in the 21st Century’.

2017           Invited lecture, School of Humanities and Social Science, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, 9 June: ‘Contradiction under Socialism in Power’.

2017           Public lecture, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, 8 June: ‘Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: Foreign Perspectives’.

2017           Invited lecture, Institute of Biblical Literature Studies, Henan University, 22 May: ‘Between Christianity and Communism’.

2017           Invited lecture, Institute of Biblical Literature Studies, Henan University, 19 May: ‘Polis and Chora (City and Countryside) in New Testament Texts’.

2017           Invited lecture, Institute of Biblical Literature Studies, Henan University, 19 May: ‘Polis and Chora (City and Countryside) in Early Christianity’.

2017           Public lecture, School of Public Policy, Nanjing Normal University, 12 May: ‘Foreign Perspectives on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics’.

2016           Public lecture, School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China, 30 November: ‘Contradiction Under Socialism’.

2016           Invited Lecture, New International Bookshop, Melbourne Trades Hall, 10 November: ‘From Mao to Now: The Ongoing Relevance of Chinese Marxism’.

2016           Keynote address, International Conference of Cultural Studies: ‘Multiculturalism and the Need for Recognition’, Baia Mare, Romania, 15 October: ‘Multiculturalism in a Multinational State’.

2016           Public lecture, Renmin University of China, 30 May: ‘Between Romance and Momo: Love in the Modern World’.

2016           Keynote address, The International Discourse on Chinese Marxism, 22-23 April: ‘Reconsidering Contradiction’.

2015           Keynote address, First World Cultural Forum: The Progressiveness and Diversity of Contemporary Culture, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 18 October: ‘Recalibrating Nation and People: An Example from the Soviet Union’.

2015           Keynote address, Marx and Engels and Contemporary Socialism – The 120th Anniversary of the Death of Friedrich Engels, Nanjing Normal University, 15 October: ‘Friedrich Engels: A Reappraisal’.

2015           Public lecture, University of Auckland, 9 September: ‘What Has Marxism to Do with Religion?’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOmT5nRSCeE.

2015           Public lecture, Renmin University of China, Beijing, 16 June: ‘Why Love Hurts: Love in Marxism’.

2015           Public lecture, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, 27 May: ‘Christianity and Culture Between East and West’.

2015           Public lecture, Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan Province, 22 May: ‘Estates and Village-Communes: On the Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel’

2015           Public lecture, Xiangtan University, Hunan Province, 20 May: ‘Adorno, Marxism and the Ban on Images’.

2015           Public lecture, Fudan University, Shanghai, 16 April: ‘Socialism with “National” Characteristics’.

2014           Keynote presentation, World Confucius Forum, hosted by OzAsia Festival and Confucius Institute, University of Adelaide, 13 September: ‘Confucius and Mao Zedong: Then and Now’.

2014           Public lecture, Garage Blackboard Lectures, Melbourne, 29 June: ‘Adam Smith, Mythmaker’.

2014           Public lecture, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 30 May: ‘Western Marxist Approaches to the Bible’.

2014           Public lecture, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 29 May: ‘Marxism and Religion Reconsidered in a Chinese Context’.

2014           Keynote address, Nishan Forum, Jinan, China, 20-22 May: ‘Marxism and Religion Reconsidered in a Chinese Context’.

2014           Public lecture, Renmin University, Beijing, 16 May: ‘The Need for a “Warm Stream” in Marxism’.

2014           Public lecture, Beijing Languages and Cultures University, 15 May: ‘The Need for a “Warm Stream” in Marxism’.

2014           Public lecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 15 May: ‘Marxism and Religion Reconsidered in a Chinese Context’.

2014           Public lecture, Peking University, Beijing, 14 May: ‘Contemporary Critical Theory and Western Theology: The Problem of Kairós’.

2014           Public lecture, Renmin University, Beijing, 13 May: ‘Marxism and Religion Reconsidered in a Chinese Context’.

2014           Keynote address, Seminar on Marxism and Theology, University of Copenhagen, 9 May: ‘A/kairos: Dialectics as the Common (Battle)Ground between Theology and Marxism’.

2014           Public lecture, Academy of Marxism, Beijing, 29 April: ‘The Need for a “Warm Stream” within Marxism’.

2014           Public lecture, Nankai University, Tianjin, 25 April: ‘Marxism and Religion Reconsidered in a Chinese Context’.

2014           Public lecture, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan, 23 April: ‘The Need for a “Warm Stream” within Marxism’.

2014           Public lecture, Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan, 17 April: ‘Western Marxist Approaches to the Bible’.

2014           Public lecture, Fudan University, Shanghai, 12 March: ‘Marxist Approaches to Ancient Economies’.

2013           Panel on my book series, The Criticism of Heaven and Earth (2007-2014), Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy annual conference, University of Western Sydney, 2-5 December.

2013           Panel on my book, The Sacred Economy (2014), Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Baltimore, USA, 22-26 November.

2013           Keynote address for ‘Power/Religion: A Revanche of Reaction or a Metaphor of Revolution?’ Helsinki-St. Petersburg, 11-13 September.

2013           Visiting professor at Renmin University Summer School, Beijing, 1-25 July.

2013           Public lecture, Nanjing Normal University, China, 28 February: ‘Wily Lenin: On the Veneration of a Revolutionary Leader’.

2013           Keynote lecture for ‘Garage Backboard Lectures’, Brunswick, Melbourne, 3 February: ‘Marxism and Religion’.

2013           Invited address for ‘Epic! 100 Years of Film and the Bible’, Jewish Museum, Melbourne, 31 January: ‘Queer Readings of the Bible’.

2012           Keynote address for ‘Antonio Negri and the Book of Job’, University of Oslo, 1 November.

2012           Keynote address for ‘Translation and Interpretation in the Age of Globalization: Looking Back and Looking Ahead’, The Technical University of Cluj Napoca North University Centre of Baia Mare, Romania, 25-8 October: ‘Reassessing Dynamic Equivalence: Old Wine in New Wineskins’.

2012           Keynote address for the Beijing Languages and Cultures University Fiftieth Anniversary Celebrations, 13-14 October: ‘Spiritual Booze and Freedom: Lenin and Religion’.

2012           Keynote address for the Renmin University Summer Institute for the Study of Christian Culture, Suzhou, 27 August to 1 September: ‘On the Myth of Classicism’.

2012           Public lecture, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, 26 May: ‘Marxism and Religion’.

2012           Keynote address for the Nishan Forum on World Religions, Qufu, Shandong, China, 21-23 May: ‘A False Universal: The Particular Roots of Western Ethics’.

2012           Public lecture, European University of St. Petersburg, 6 April: ‘Lenin and Theology: Miracles Can Happen’.

2011           Keynote address for ‘From Francis Bacon to William Golding: Utopias and Dystopias of Today and of Yore’, University of the North, Baia Mare, Romania, 20-23 October: ‘Utopia and Theology: Re-engaging Ernst Bloch’.

2011           Public lecture, School of Philosophy, Fudan University (Shanghai), 12 October: ‘Lenin, Hegel and The God-Builders’.

2011           Visiting Professor, Centre for the Study of Marxism Abroad, School of Philosophy, Fudan University (Shanghai), 24 September-19 October.

2011           Keynote address for the Renmin University (Beijing) Summer Institute on Humanities and Theology, ‘Translating the Classics and Scriptural Reasoning’, 3-7 August: ‘Translating the Gospels with Lenin’.

2010           Keynote address for ‘Religion and Liberation’, a conference at the University of Durham, UK, 17 December: ‘Kairós and Ákairos’.

2010           Panel on my edited collection, Secularism and Biblical Studies (2010) at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, 20-13 November.

2010           Invited address, Kanon II Program, University of Oslo, Norway, 15 September: ‘Freud, Adorno and the Ban on Images’.

2010           Visiting scholar, Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo, Norway, 18 August to 30 November.

2010           Visiting Professor, School of Liberal Arts, Renmin University, Beijing, China.

2010           Public lecture, Centre for Advanced Biblical Study and Application (CABSA), Hong Kong, 15 June: ‘Marx and the Christian Dialectic of the Secular State’.

2010           Public lecture, School of Philosophy and Centre for Marxism Abroad, Fudan University, Shanghai, 11 June: ‘Marx, Fetishism and Idolatry’.

2010           Public lecture, Peking University, Beijing, 8 June: ‘Marx and the Gospel of John’.

2010           Public lecture, Renmin University, Beijing, 7 June: ‘Marxism and Death’.

2010           Public lecture, Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University, 4 June: ‘Marxism and Death’.

2009           Invited address for ‘Traces of the Hidden Other: Theological Remnants in 20th Century French Philosophy’. Hong Kong University, 25-28 June: ‘Roland Barthes’.

2009           Public lecture, Department of Systematic Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, 11 May: ‘Calvin and Political Theology, 500 Years On’.

2009           Invited address for ‘States of Belief’. University of Sydney, 26-27 February: ‘On Atheism’.

2008           Keynote address for ‘Ethics in the Humanities’ conference, Deakin University, Melbourne, 20 November: ‘Against Ethics’.

2008           Public lecture, Victorian Humanists’ Society, Melbourne, 26 August: ‘Is Humanism Really a Secular Project?’

2008           Otago Open Lecture, Auckland, New Zealand, 9 July: ‘On Calvin and Revolution’.

2008           Keynote address for the Forum of the Christian Left (FOCAL), Auckland, New Zealand, 5 July: ‘Rescuing Global Citizenship’.

2008           Panel on my book, Rescuing the Bible (Blackwell 2007) at the international meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Auckland, New Zealand, 6-11 July.

2007           Public lecture, Department of Religion, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, University of Amsterdam, 2 October: ‘Biblical Studies and Postcolonialism’.

2007           Public lecture, International Institute for Research and Education, Amsterdam, 2 October: ‘A Difficult Love Affair? On the Relation Between Marxism and Theology’.

2007           Visiting International Scholar, Department of Religion, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, University of Amsterdam, 1 September to 7 October.

2007           Keynote address for the ‘International Conference on Hermeneutics and the Reading of the Bible’, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li, Taiwan, 22-24 March: ‘Leeks, Lentils and Fleshpots: The Spatial Production of Egypt’.

2007           Public lecture, China Evangelical Seminary, Taipei, Taiwan, 22 March: ‘The Economy of the Song of Songs’.

2007           Public lecture, Department of Cultural Studies, National Chung Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 21 March: ‘Twenty-Five Years of Marxist Biblical Criticism’.

2006           Invited presentation on my book, Criticism of Heaven (Brill 2007), at the Historical Materialism conference, London, 8-10 December.

2006           Public lecture, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 28 November: ‘The Antinomies of Christian Zionism’.

2006           Public lecture, Institute for Sociology, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 27 November: ‘(Ab)using the Bible: Conflicts in Politics and Science’.

2006           Public lecture, Department of Theology, Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland, Nuuk, Greenland, 6 April: ‘There is No Such Thing as Free Speech: Religion, Politics and Twelve Cartoons’.

2006           Visiting International Scholar, Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland, Nuuk, Greenland, 24 February to 21 April.

2005           Panel on my book, Marxist Criticism of the Bible (T&T Clark 2003), Ideological Criticism Section at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, 19-22 November.

2005           Public lecture series, University of Sofia, Bulgaria, 25 October and 2 November: ‘A Manifesto for Biblical Studies’ and ‘Rereading Genesis to Joshua as Myth’.

2005           Public lecture, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 30 October: ‘A Manifesto for Biblical Studies’.

2005           Public lecture, Centre for the Study of the Bible in Theology and Culture, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 30 September: ‘Gates to the Garden: The Afterlives of Nick Cave’.

2005           Public lecture, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, University of Amsterdam, 13 September: ‘Under the Influence: The Bible and Culture’.

2005           Keynote address, along with Alain Badiou, Peter Hallward, Bruno Bosteels and Alberto Moreiras, at the conference ‘Singularity and Multiplicity’, Duke University, 26 March: ‘On Fables and Truths’.

2005           Public lecture, Divinity School, Department of Religious Studies and the Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 17 March: ‘Beholden to Whom: A Manifesto for Biblical Studies’.

2004           Public lecture, Women’s Program, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, USA, 14 October: ‘Marxism, Feminism and the Bible: The Case of Genesis 1-3’.

2004           Lilly Visiting Lecture, Austin College, Texas, 12 October: ‘Chronically Camp’.

2004           Public lecture, Literature Program, Duke University, 15 September: ‘Genuine Heresies: Paul Among the Philosophers’.

2004           Distinguished Visiting Professor, Literature Program, Duke University, 1 August to 31 December (autumn semester). Invitation by Fredric Jameson.

2003           Keynote address for ‘The Future of Utopia: Is Innovation Still Possible in Politics, Culture, Theory’. An Interdisciplinary Conference in Honour of Fredric Jameson, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 24-27 April: ‘Eschatology and Utopia’.

2002           Flinders Theology Lecture. Flinders University, Adelaide, 26 September: ‘Home is Always Elsewhere: Exodus, Exile and the Howling Wilderness’.

 

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