The Society of Biblical Literature has a fantastic online resource they've created with funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities called Bible Odyssey. Think of it as a reservoir of accessible and peer reviewed biblical studies resources created by scholars.
Reading “The African American Bible” on Paper and in Class
The Journal of Biblical Literature recently published a series on ways that biblical scholars have engaged with #BlackLivesMatter in their work.
The Bible and Race in the USA: What Went Without Saying
Curator's Note--I've struggled for weeks with how to conclude the Bible and Race in the USA series. People's shock at the malleability of truth and the temptation of exceptionalism has challenged me to re-situate the discussion. So before you is a personal reflection to explore why so few of our current events are actually textbook. … Continue reading The Bible and Race in the USA: What Went Without Saying
Locations of Interpretation: Scriptures and Fear in America
Ekaputra Tupamahu discusses Marlee Schwalm’s foray into the history of religion in the American Pacific WWII theater. He surfaces resonances between Post-Pearl Harbor Japanophobia and Post-9/11 Islamophobia.
Reimagining America as Liminal: Continuing to Travel with MC Jin
Ekaputra Tupamahu reframes Maya Aphornsuvan’s study of Chinese-American hip hop artist MC Jin in terms of hybridity and liminality in the imagined community of America.