In De-Introducing the New Testament, the authors argue for a renewed commitment to the defamiliarizing power of New Testament studies and a reclaiming of the discipline as one that exemplifies the best practices of the humanities.
- A new approach that asks us to ‘defamiliarize’ what we think we know about the New Testament, articulating themes and questions about its study that encourage further reflection and engagement
- Looks behind the traditional ways in which the NT is “introduced” to critically engage the conceptual framework of the field as a whole
- Provides a critical intervention into several methodological impasses in contemporary NT scholarship
- Offers an appraisal of the relationship between economics and culture in the production of NT scholarship
- Written in a style that is clear and concise, ideal for student readership
Keywords: New Testament, New Testament backgrounds, New Testament studies, biblical scholarship, Christian history, Christian literature, ecclesial community, historical criticism, Christian origins, early Christian literature, de-familiarization, neoliberal subjectivity, biblical critics, the Bible, method and theory, ethics