The Bible and Critical Theory

The Bible and Critical Theory is an exploratory and innovative online scholarly journal. The journal explores the intersections between critical theory, understood in the broad sense, and biblical studies. It publishes peer-reviewed articles that investigate the contributions from critical theory to biblical studies, and contributions from biblical studies to critical theory. The journal has an active series of book reviews, which are published with each issue.

BCT content is available freely on an open access basis. It is also aggregated by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and is indexed by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Religion Database and Scopus.

Managing Editors

Caroline Blyth, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Robert J. Myles, Murdoch University, Australia

Book Review Editor

Robert Seesengood, Albright College, USA

For all matters relating to book reviews, please contact

Editorial Board

George Aichele, Adrian College, USA

William Arnal, University of Regina, Canada

Jennifer Bird, Greensboro College, USA

Fiona Black, Mount Allison University, Canada

Ward Blanton, University of Kent, UK

Athalya Brenner, Tel Aviv University, Israel

James Crossley, St Marys University, UK

Philip Davies, University of Sheffield, UK

James Harding, University of Otago, New Zealand

Richard Horsley, University of Massachusetts, USA

Julie Kelso, Bond University, Australia

Jennifer Koosed, Albright College, USA

Francis Landy, University of Alberta, Canada

Joseph Marchal, Ball State University, USA

Monica Melanchthon, United Faculty of Theology, Australia

Peter Miscall, Denver, Colorado, USA

Christina Petterson, Australian National University, Australia

Tina Pippin, Agnes Scott College, USA

Jeremy Punt, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Erin Runions, Pomona College, USA

Yvonne Sherwood, University of Kent, UK

Hannah M. Strømmen, University of Chichester, UK

Gillian Townsley, University of Otago, New Zealand

Caroline Van Der Stichele, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Richard Walsh, Methodist University, USA

Jorunn Økland, University of Oslo, Norway

Vol 12, No 2 (2016): Radicalism, Violence, and Religious Texts

Table of Contents


Radicalism, Violence, and Religious Texts PDF
Robert J. Myles, Caroline Blyth


Biobible: Biblical Provocations to Biocapital in the U.S. Culture Wars PDF
Erin Runions
Andrea Dworkin on the Biblical Foundations of Violence against Women PDF
Julie Kelso
Homophobia and Masculine Domination in Judges 19-21 PDF
James Harding
Mad Max Fury Road: Escaping the Phallic Economy of Exodus PDF
Yael Klangwisan
On the Question of Sin: Stalin and Human Nature PDF
Roland Boer
Alain Badiou and the Book of Acts PDF
Bruce Worthington, Hollis Phelps

Books & Culture

Manufacturing Dissent: Reflections on a Year of the Corbyn Movement and the Return of the Radical Bible PDF
James G. Crossley

Book Reviews

Review of Barbara Johnson, The Barbara Johnson Reader: The Surprise of Otherness, Durham, Duke University Press, 2014 PDF
Rhiannon Graybill
Review of Alissa Jones Nelson, Power and Responsibility in Biblical Interpretation: Reading the Book of Job with Edward Said, London, Routledge, 2012 PDF
James Harding
Review of Roland Boer, The Earthy Nature of the Bible: Fleshly Readings of Sex, Masculinity and Carnality, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 PDF
Milena Kirova
Review of Claudia V. Camp, Ben Sira and the Men Who Handle Books: Gender and the Rise of Canon-Consciousness, Sheffield, Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013 PDF
Francis Landy
Review of Calum Carmichael, The Book of Numbers: A Critique of Genesis, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2012 PDF
Johanna Stiebert
Review of Chester Brown, Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus, New York, Drawn & Quarterly, 2016 PDF
Arminta Fox
Review of Hans Leander, Discourses of Empire: The Gospel of Mark from a Postcolonial Perspective, Atlanta, Society of Biblical Literature, 2013 PDF
Warren Campbell

Bible and Critical Theory: ISSN 1832-3391