New Testament Studies - Current Trends and Criticisms

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 200

Special Issue Editors


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Department of New Testament Studies, Theological Faculty, Göttingen University, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
Interests: hermeneutics; dis/ability; intertextuality; spatial turn

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Department of New Testament Studies, Theological Faculty, Göttingen University, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
Interests: ancient Judaism; John within Judaism; intertextuality

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Department of New Testament Studies, Theological Faculty, Göttingen University, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
Interests: postcolonial theory; queer hermeneutics; reception

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

All of you dedicate your work to situate the research area of New Testament studies within current challenges and debates using a wide range of theoretical approaches to ancient texts. Thus, our discipline is multifaceted and a relevant participator in a changing society.

In this Special Issue, scholars provide a wide range of approaches to New Testament texts to assess in what ways these texts are relevant in current debates. Different hermeneutical lenses are applied and evaluated to question an alleged divide between historically and theoretically oriented methods. It is shown that current trends such as disability studies, ecological hermeneutics, affect theory, intersectionality and others do not bypass history and can connect the past to the present in methodologically reflected ways.

We are pleased to invite you to contribute original research articles to this Special Issue of Religions, which shows the relevance of our research area and offers easily accessible explanations and applications of new theories that also point to the actuality of New Testament texts. The aim of this Special Issue is to present a variety of articles that introduce a broad spectrum of current theoretical approaches to New Testament texts, apply them to (a) certain NT passage(s) and end with a conclusion on the question of how historical context and current theory can interact fruitfully.

The approaches reflected in this Special Issue relate to the scope of Religions in that they are essentially based on interdisciplinary research and focus on hermeneutics and a critical engagement with New Testament texts and the scholarly debate around them.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Susanne Luther
Dr. Birke Siggelkow-Berner
Dr. Clarissa Breu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • New Testament
  • theories
  • history
  • present
  • methods

Published Papers

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