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


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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