Gaventa, “Romans 13”

The newest issue of the Journal of Biblical Literature contains Beverly Gaventa’s essay, “Reading Romans 13 with Simone Weil: Toward a More Generous Hermeneutic.” According to the abstract, Simone Weil’s interpretation of the Iliad as a “poem of force” has resonances with Rom 1–8, reinforcing the question of how Rom 13:1–7 belongs in the larger argument […]

Review of Biblical Literature Newsletter (April 3, 2015)

The latest reviews from the Review of Biblical Literature include: Itzhak Benyamini, Narcissist Universalism: A Psychoanalytic Reading of Paul’s Epistles, reviewed by Kari Syreeni Wim M. de Bruin, Isaiah 1–12 as Written and Read in Antiquity, reviewed by Ibolya Balla Trevor J. Burke and Brian S. Rosner, eds., Paul as Missionary: Identity, Activity, Theology, and Practice, reviewed by […]