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Biblical Theology Bulletin

Journal of Bible and Culture
Published in Association with Biblical Theology Bulletin Inc.

eISSN: 19457596 | ISSN: 01461079 | Current volume: 54 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Biblical Theology Bulletin is a distinctive, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal containing articles and reviews written by experts in biblical and theological studies. The editors select articles that provide insights derived from critical biblical scholarship, culture-awareness, and thoughtful reflection on meanings of import for scholars of Bible and religion, religious educators, clergy, and those engaged with social studies in religion, inter-religious studies, and the praxis of biblical religion today.

The journal began publication in 1971. It has been distinguished for its early and continuing publication of articles using the social sciences in addition to other critical methods for interpreting the Bible for contemporary readers, teachers, and preachers across cultural and denominational lines.

"Biblical Theology Bulletin has been a leader in publishing articles applying social science to Scripture Study. It is a valuable source for researchers and theological libraries." Jerome Kodell, OSB

In 2012, BTB introduced a new subtitle, A Journal of Bible and Culture. BTB has been distinguished for its frequent use of the social sciences for interpreting biblical texts in their social world contexts. Critical biblical scholarship long has been notable for its goal of interpreting texts in their literary, historical, canonical contexts. Each of these has lent perspective to meanings and has tended to relieve misunderstandings born of lack of knowledge or faulty assumptions. Using biblical texts out of context is to misconstrue meanings often based on prejudice, reading meaning into the text rather than from it.

While BTB continues to publish articles that employ a range of critical methodologies for biblical studies, it includes methods from the social sciences that delve into the meanings of culturally-embedded symbols and values inherent in biblical texts. As a Journal of Bible and Culture BTB thus acknowledges that cultural contexts significantly shape meanings and their appropriate applications.

In addition, it is our belief that it is important to distinguish and separately value both biblical studies and theology, biblical scholars and theologians. These two disciplines or groups of scholars may frequently include the same thinking, or people, but can also diverge quite strongly in their respective standpoints, their exegetical methods and approaches, and in their conclusions. BTB seeks to include and provide a forum for the expression of the best and most up-to-date thinking from those two strands of scholarly enterprise, particularly because of its desire to keep any and all interested readers in touch with the forefront of studies on the Bible and its interaction within human culture.

"Given the journal’s longtime practice of including many essays and reviews that especially focus on the interrelationships between biblical texts and their ancient cultural contexts, as well on the contemporary contexts in which the Bible is read, the use of the sub-title 'A Journal of Bible and Culture' is entirely appropriate." Alicia Batten, University of Sudbury, Canada

Biblical Theology Bulletin has evolved impressively over the years from its initial orientation toward Bible and Theology to its current reputation as the leading journal publishing cutting edge research utilizing social science methodologies to analyze the Bible. The Journal now pioneers the development of appropriate tools and methods for producing all varieties of ideological interpretation. The new sub-title, 'Journal of Bible and Culture' aptly describes this shift in focus.” John J. Pilch,
The Odyssey Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Biblical Theology Bulletin is a distinctive, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal containing articles and reviews written by experts in biblical and theological studies. The editors select articles that provide insights derived from critical biblical scholarship, culture-awareness, and thoughtful reflection on meanings of import for scholars of Bible and religion, religious educators, clergy, and those engaged with social studies in religion, inter-religious studies, and the praxis of biblical religion today. 

The journal began publication in 1971. It has been distinguished for its early and continuing publication of articles using the social sciences in addition to other critical methods for interpreting the Bible for contemporary readers, teachers, and preachers across cultural and denominational lines.

 

 

 

Editor
David Bossman Seton Hall University, USA
Managing Editor
Ryan McLaughlin St Elizabeth University, USA
Senior Associate Editors
Anna Bowden Louisville Seminary, USA
Song Park Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, USA
Book Review Editor
Eric C. Stewart Augustana College, USA
Editors Emeriti
John Collins New Haven, CT, USA
Holly E. Hearon Christian Theological Seminary, USA
Gina Hens-Piazza Jesuit School of Theology, Berkely CA, USA
John F. O'Grady (1977-1980)  
Christopher Porter University of Divinity, Victoria, Australia
Leopold Sabourin (1971-1976)  
David de Silva Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH, USA
Leland J. White (1984-2001) (co-editor)  
Associate Editors
Benjamin J. Burkholder Greystone Theological Institute, USA
Pieter F. Craffert University of South Africa, South Africa
Philip Esler University of Gloucestershire, UK
Robert Gnuse Loyola University of New Orleans, USA
Holly E. Hearon Christian Theological Seminary, USA
Paul Holloway University of the South, USA
Jutta Jokiranta University of Helsinki, Finland
Simon Joseph California Lutheran University, USA
Amy-Jill Levine Vanderbilt University, USA
Vanessa Lovelace The Interdenominational Theological Center, USA
Heather A McKay Edge Hill University, UK
Halvor Moxnes University of Oslo, Norway
Harry Nasuti Fordham University, USA
Suzie Park Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, USA
Ahida E. Pilarski St. Anselm College, USA
Vincent Pizzuto University of San Francisco, USA
Anna Rebecca Solevåg VID Specialised University, Norway
Peter S. Zaas Siena College, USA
David J. Zucker Independent Rabbinical Scholar, Colorado, USA
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