Afterlives of the Bible
The series is complete and closed to new submissions.
The Afterlives of the Bible series addresses biblical literature in relation to cultural history and contemporary intellectual discourse, discovering points at which biblical interpretation interfaces with contemporary conversations about religion and culture. The primary focus of the series is on cultural histories of the Bible—explorations of the ways biblical texts, figures, and even the idea of “the Bible” itself are handled in cultural terms. The series aims to counter the sense of biblical studies as an insular guild and bring it to bear on broader thinking about religion. Books in the series do not simply read the Bible “backward” toward its hypothetical origins but read it “forward,” invigorating the study of biblical literature by opening it toward issues, approaches, and literatures lying outside the current disciplinary confines of biblical scholarship.