Bible and Politics conference: paper titles

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May 12, 2017 by James Crossley

There are still a few places left for the Bible in Politics conference (2-3 June, St Mary’s University) and you can register here. In celebration of this announcement, here is a taster of twhat you can expect:

Jo Carruthers, ‘The Bible, Aesthetics and the Origins of the American Self: Islamophobia and Protestant Aesthetics in Homeland

Lesleigh Cushing, ‘The “Good Book” in the “Promised Land”: The Bible in Contemporary American Politics’

Chris Meredith, ‘The Bible and the Poetics of Modern Militarism: The Good Samaritan and the UK’s 2016 Airstrikes in Syria’

Tarcisius Mukaka, ‘“Let Every Person be Subject to the Governing Authorities”: Reading Rom. 13.1-7 against the Grain, or a Postcolonial Reading’

Robert Myles, ‘Fishing for Entrepreneurs in the Sea of Galilee’

Christina Petterson, ‘The Politics of Biblical Translation’

Hugh Pyper, ‘“Don’t Mention the Bible! Religion, Identity and Contemporary Scottish Politics’

Erin Runions, ‘Carceral Technologies, Religious Affects, and US Theopolitics’

Fatima Tofighi, ‘Paul, the Mystic Who Wasn’t a Mystic: A Reexamination in Light of the Politics of Religious Scholarship’

David Tollerton, ‘Alternative Facts from the Whirlwind: Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan and the Obfuscating Oppression of the Divine/State’

Taylor Weaver, ‘Trump’s Bible: Weakening Relevance in the American Political Sphere’

Discussion: Yvonne Sherwood, Ward Blanton, James Crossley, ‘Contemporary North Atlantic Politics (and the Bible)’

 

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