Note: This is a SAMPLE reading list, designed for a student with particular interests in CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE NEW TESTAMENT. Another student’s reading list might vary considerably in particulars; this is intended only to give a sense of the scope and nature of the readings assigned.
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE NEW TESTAMENT
Boyer, P. (2001). Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought. New York, Basic Books.
Craffert, P. F. (2009). “Jesus’ Resurrection in a Social-Scientific Perspective: Is there Anything New to be Said? .” Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 1(7): 126-151.
Craffert, P. F. (2011). ““I ‘witnessed’ the raising of the dead”: Resurrection Accounts in a Neuroanthropological Perspective.” Neotestamentica 45(1): 1-28.
Crook, Z. A. (2004). Reconceptualising Conversion: Patronage, Loyalty, and Conversion in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean. Berlin; New York, W. de Gruyter.
Czachesz, I. (2011). “The Promise of the Cognitive Science of Religion for Biblical Studies.” CSSR Bulletin 4(37): 20-35.
DeMaris, R. E. (2008). The New Testament in its Ritual World. New York, Routledge.
Duling, D. C. (2010). Ethnicity and Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Understanding the Social World of the New Testament. D. Neufeld and R. E. DeMaris. New York, Routledge: 68-89.
Esler, P. F. (2003). Conflict and Identity in Romans: The Social Setting of Paul’s letter. Minneapolis, Fortress.
Fiensy, D. A. (2010). Ancient Economy and the New Testament. Understanding the Social World of the New Testament. D. Neufeld and R. E. DeMaris. New York, Routledge.
Garland, R. (2010). The Eye of the Beholder. Deformity and Disability in the Graeco-Roman World. London, Bristol Classical Press.
Kirk, A. K. (2010). Memory Theory: Cultural and Cognitive Approaches to the Gospel Tradition. Undertsanding the Social World of the New Testament. D. Neufeld and R. E. DeMaris. New York, Routledge: 57-67.
Kirk, A. K. and T. Thatcher, Eds. (2005). Memory, Tradition, and Text: Uses of the Past in Early Christianity. SEMEIA Studies. Atlanta, Society of Biblical Literature.
Lawrence, L. J. and M. I. Aguilar (2004). Anthropology and Biblical Studies: Avenues of Approach. Leiden, Deo.
Luomanen, P., I. Pyysiainen, et al., Eds. (2007). Explaining Christian Origins and Early Judaism. Contributions from Cognitive and Social Science. Leiden, Brill.
Malina, B. J. (2001). The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology. Louisville, Westminster/John Knox Press.
Malina, B. J. and R. L. Rohrbaugh (2003). Social science commentary on the Synoptic Gospels. Minneapolis, Fortress Press.
Moxnes, H. (2003). Putting Jesus in His Place. A Radical Vision of Household and Kingdom. Louisville, Westminster John Knox Press.
Neufeld, D. (2008). Sins and Forgiveness: Release and Status Reinstatement of the Paralytic in Mark 2:1-12. The Social Sciences and Biblical Translation. D. Neufeld. Leiden, Brill. 41: 51-64.
Oakman, D. E. (2002). Money in the moral Universe of the New Testament. The Social Setting of Jesus and the Gospels. W. Stegemann, B. J. Malina and G. Theissen. Minneapolis, Augsburg Fortress: 335-348.
Oakman, D. E. (2008). Jesus and Agrarian Palestine: The Factor of Debt. The Social World of the New Testament. J. H. Neyrey and E. C. Stewart. Peabody, Hendrickson: 63-84.
Oakman, D. E. (2008). Jesus and the Peasants. Eugene, Cascade Press.
Osiek, C. and J. Pouya (2010). Constructions of Gender in the Roman Imperial World. Understanding the Social World of the New Testament. D. Neufeld and R. E. DeMaris. New York, Routledge: 44-56.
Pilch, J. J. (2000). Healing in the New Testament: Insights from Medical and Mediterranean Anthropology. Minneapolis, Fortress Press.
Pilch, J. J. (2002). Altered States of Consciousness in the Synoptics. The Social Setting of Jesus and The Gospels. W. Stegemann, B. J. Malina and G. Theissen. Minneapolis, Fortress: 103-116.
Pilch, J. J. and B. J. Malina (2009). Handbook of Biblical Social Values. Baker Academic.
Rohrbaugh, R. L. (2001). Gossip in the New Testament. Social Scientific Models for Interpreting the Bible: Essays by the Context Group in Honor of Bruce J. Malina. J. J. Pilch. Leiden, Brill: 239-259.
Shantz, C. (2009). Paul in ecstasy : The Neurobiology of the Apostle’s Life and Thought. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Stewart, E. C. (2009). Gathered Around Jesus: An Alternative Spatial Practice in the Gospel of Mark. Eugene, Wipf & Stock.