Original Research - Special Collection: UP Faculty of Theology Centenary Volume One

A cultural turn in New Testament studies?

Jeremy Punt
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 72, No 4 | a3213 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v72i4.3213 | © 2016 Jeremy Punt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 October 2015 | Published: 30 June 2016

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Jeremy Punt, Department of Old and New Testament, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

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This article considers intersections between cultural studies and New Testament studies. It ponders and focuses on possible approaches to the bearing of the ‘cultural turn’ on biblical studies. Following a brief consideration of cultural studies and its potential value for New Testament studies, four promising developments in cultural studies approaches to the New Testament are noted.

Keywords: Cultural Studies; Postcolonial; Gender; Ideology; Autobiography


Cultural Studies; Postcolonial; Gender; Ideology; Autobiography


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