Essay: An Immodest Proposal for Biblical Studies

James Crossley, ‘Essay: An Immodest Proposal for Biblical Studies’, Relegere 2 (2012), pp. 153-77

This essay is a more sustained reflection/writing up on/of last year’s fun concerning what, ultimately, the field of Biblical Studies could be.  It includes: a (not uncritical) defence of historical criticism; a defence of reception history; internationalism; ‘value’ and why it might be good to be useless and destructive; and a general immodest vision of what biblical studies might be.

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2 responses to “Essay: An Immodest Proposal for Biblical Studies

  1. Pingback: My Published Review of “The African Memory of Mark” « Euangelion Kata Markon

  2. Here’s a suggestion: rename the entire field “Studies in Jewish Literature.” It’s broader, more to the point, and in tune with the post-colonial temper of the times.

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