Radical Interpretations of the Bible – Paper Titles


by Robert Myles

* See author’s blog here.

This full day academic seminar will take place in Sheffield on the 8th of January 2015 (precise venue still tbc by my co-conspirators James & Michael). The seminar covers a range of radical interpretations of the Bible. Papers will utilize the most revolutionary and scientifically progressive methods in the discipline of biblical studies, like critical theory, Marxist exegesis, anarchist exegesis, radical reception theory and other ideological and political readings. Please let me know if you are planning to attend (either comment below or email me [email protected]auckland.ac.nz) so we have an idea of numbers. The official Twitter hashtag for the seminar is #RIOTBIBLE. Twitter handles of presenters are included below.

Opiate of Christ; or, John’s Gospel and the Spectre of Class
Robert Myles (@robertjmyles)

Russell Brand’s Radical Bible
James Crossley (@jgcrossley)

Holy Mothers of God
Marika Rose (@marikarose)

The Antiwork Politics of Jesus
Michael Sanford (@mj_sandford)

From the Augustan New Year to the “Common Era”: Reflections on Time, Coloniality, and 1 Peter 
Wei-Hsien Wan (@widermargins)

Reflections of Ezekiel’s Texts of Terror: Developing an Anarchist Method of Reading Prophetic Literature
Mark McHenry (@markemchenry)

“Compel them to come in” (Luke 14:23): The Radical Jesus and Deaf Liberation
John Lyons & Mike Gulliver (@mikegulliver)

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