Diagnosing an Allergic Reaction: The Avoidance of Marx in Pauline Scholarship

Neil Elliott


Contemporary study of the New Testament and of Paul more specifically shows symptoms of avoidance of basic categories of Marxist analysis such as economic class, class struggle, and mode of production. The result is that discussions of economic and social realities are often so abstract and sanguine as to be misleading – an expression, from a Marxist point of view, of the shadow cast over biblical studies by capitalist ideology.


Bible; Marxism

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Bible and Critical Theory: ISSN 1832-3391