Here at Auckland Theology and Religion, we have just spent the past two days hosting a Radicalism, Violence and Religious Texts colloquium, with some fabulous international scholars delivering a range of fascinating papers. Our very own Robert Myles has offered a pictorial commentary on Day 1 of the colloquium over at his own blog, The Bible and Class Struggle, so I thought I’d share it here too. We look forward to the news about day 2.
Also, don’t forget, Erin Runions’ lecture on Darren Aronofsky’s movie ‘Noah’ brings the colloquium to an official end on Monday 14 September, 5.30pm at the University of Auckland. Further details can be found here.
Originally posted on The Bible & Class Struggle:
A number of biblical and religious scholars are currently meeting in Auckland, New Zealand for an academic colloquium on the theme of Radicalism, Violence and Religious Texts. The proceedings began on Wednesday night with a public lecture by Roland Boer exploring the question: “What does Marxism have to do with Religion?” A video recording will be available on Youtube in the coming weeks.
The next morning, Erin Runions launched the day with her insightful paper on the Biopolitical Bible: Conservative Christianity, Capitalized Bodies, and the Subject of Interest in the U.S.
The radical Reverened James Harding then spoke on Homophobia and Masculine Domination in Judges 19-21 while also posing for some hilarious photographs.
Next up, Yael Klangwisan gave a superb paper on the notion of the militarized woman, with a focus on exploring biblical echoes and allusions in the recent release Mad Max: Fury Road.
Then it was my turn to shine. In “The Fetish…
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