Author Archives: Craig Martin

Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism: An Interview with James G. Crossley (Part 3 of 3)

(This is the third and final part of a three part interview with James G. Crossley. Part 1 can be found here, and Part 2 here.) Craig Martin: If I might press you on a point I found interesting and … Continue reading

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Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism: An Interview with James G. Crossley (Part 2 of 3)

(This is the second part of a three part interview with James G. Crossley. Part 1 can be found here.) Craig Martin: What elements of neoliberalism do you find most repugnant? Are you optimistic or pessimistic in the face of … Continue reading

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Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism: An Interview with James G. Crossley (Part 1 of 3)

I recently interviewed James G. Crossley—with a little help from Philip Tite—about James’ recent book, Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism: Quests, Scholarship and Ideology (Equinox, 2012). According to the book’s description, it “analyses the ideology underpinning scholarly and popular quests … Continue reading

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Beliefs or Interests?

by Craig Martin I’ve recently seen the following pic making the rounds on Facebook: One of things I find frustrating here is that it’s not clear that people fight over different “faiths,” “beliefs,” or mere differences in “religious identity.” As I’ve written … Continue reading

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The AAR’s Religious Values?

By Craig Martin Recently a petition was organized to encourage the AAR to pass a resolution promising not to “patronize a hotel or conference center that is in the midst of a boycott, strike, lockout, picketing or other labor dispute.” … Continue reading

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Are You Ready?

by Craig Martin Several years ago at the national AAR/SBL meeting, at the end of a session I joined the usual mass exodus to the restrooms. In the restroom I overheard two men excitedly talking about the session they had … Continue reading

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Relief

By Craig Martin The sculptor Michelangelo is claimed to have said: In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew … Continue reading

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