For those working in the field of New Testament studies.
Robert Myles deposited Fishing for Entrepreneurs in the Sea of Galilee: Unmasking Neoliberal Ideology in Biblical Interpretation in the group New Testament on Humanities Commons 14 hours, 7 minutes ago
Book chapter exploring the call of the first disciples in the Gospel tradition with attention to class and socioeconomic factors.
John 18:15–16 mentions an unknown disciple of Jesus who “was known to the high priest” giving him access to the events in Caiaphas’s courtyard. A minority of scho- lars maintain the identity of this disciple is consistent with John, the son of Zebedee, whom they also maintain was the author of the Fourth Gospel. To support this posi- tion, the com…[Read more]
The Gospel of Matthew begins with a genealogy of its protagonist, Jesus. The genealogy functions primarily as a history of origins, tracing the line of God’s promise first through the founding of Israel, then in the emergence of the royal line, and finally in the hopes carried beyond the collapse of the Babylonian exile. But lurking within this h…[Read more]
What does it mean to say Jesus was subversive? This article engages in meta-critical analysis of the use of ‘subversion’ in historical Jesus research. It argues that the neoliberal lives of Jesus in particular have increasingly fetishized a cultural mainstreaming of subversion in which certain forms of containable subversion are tolerated wit…[Read more]
The open-cbgm library is an open-source software implementation of the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM) designed with customizability and performance on large-scale collations in mind. The library is free to use or modify and has been tested on real data from the Editio Critica Maior (ECM) of the New Testament. This presentation first…[Read more]
Amit Gvaryahu deposited Review of Stefan Krmnicek, Jérémie Chameroy, Money matters: coin finds and ancient coin use. Bonn: Habelt Verlag, 2019. Pp. vi, 272. ISBN9783774941755 €69,00. in the group New Testament on Humanities Commons 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Review of Stefan Krmnicek, Jérémie Chameroy, Money matters: coin finds and ancient coin use. Bonn: Habelt Verlag, 2019. Pp. vi, 272. ISBN9783774941755 €69,00.
Slides for a guest lecture given for Peter Gurry’s New Testament Textual Criticism class. The talk covers the approach and results of the paper “Biclustering Readings and Manuscripts via Non-negative Matrix Factorization, with Application to the Text of Jude,” Andrews University Seminary Studies 57.1 (2019) as well as some unpublished results…[Read more]
Slides for the paper’s companion presentation.
The Solid Rock Greek New Testament: Scholar’s Edition offers a reconstructed text of the New Testament based on Byzantine priority theory and expands upon the work of the SBL Greek New Testament by comparing the readings of over 10 major critical editions at nearly 8000 units of textual variation. In this survey, we will discuss the goals,…[Read more]
Supplementary material for the SBL Annual Meeting 2020 talk “The open-cbgm Library: Design and Demonstration.” This document presents a brief introduction to the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM), intended to bring newcomers and those in need of a refresher up to speed on the basics of the method. It is divided into sections organized…[Read more]
“Kierkegaard’s output is vast and earlier, was not available in English. Had they been available then certainly [Edith] Stein, [Simone] Weil, [Hannah] Arendt, and [Susan] Neiman would have constructed their theodicies around Kierkegaard more fully, abandoning the charlatanism of Martin Heidegger’s Nazi histrionics. These Princeton hardbacks, han…[Read more]
Subhasis Chattopadhyay deposited Review of The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros: A Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman in the group New Testament on Humanities Commons 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Wendy Laura Belcher has done her cultural work by queering Mother Walatta Petros’s life in this one of a kind book. The struggles of Mother Walatta Petros and her nuns and their heirs’ reluctance to enunciate same sex desire is brought out well in this book and its review in Prabuddha Bharata which has not missed an issue from 1896 to date. The…[Read more]
This review shows how all journeys are not futile; how human frailty makes us holy, in a certain sense. This review shows the great depth of the sovereignty of the Good. And how Professor Lane shows us that while all feet are clay; some realise so and go beyond their own frailties to tap into that which can only be experienced. Professor Lane…[Read more]
This is a comprehensive critique of the Heidegger problem and while putting forward a critique of Heidegger; it establishes the sanctity of Levinas. In the process of doing so; the reviewer touches on the problems of not considering Edith Stein in a book of this sort. When I got my tenure in India, one wisecrack on the board of interviewers asked…[Read more]
Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Alastair Hannay, Bruce H Kirmmse, David D Possen, Joel D S Rasmussen, and Vanessa Rumble working with the Princeton University Press and the Søren Kierkegaard Research Center at the University of Copenhagen have produced this huge work with facsimiles etc. The review comments on Kierkegaard’s shrewd observations which ar…[Read more]
Agamben is slowly entering the English academy. This review shows how Agamben’s understanding of poetry can and should inform the eschatological nature of the lyric. The review does its cultural work by rethinking poetry and the poetic impulse. The book under review by Claire Colebrook and Jason Maxwell, prepare us for messianic times and shows…[Read more]
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