Katie Edwards, “Rape Myths and Gospels Truths: The Bible and Rape Culture,” PAGES. **COMING SOON**
JIBS is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to publishing cutting edge articles that embody interdisciplinary, social justice-oriented, feminist, queer, and innovative biblical scholarship. The journal welcomes submissions that challenge canonical and/or disciplinary norms and boundaries or that query the field of biblical studies’ relationship to the broader investigation of human religion, culture, and literature. JIBS will publish two issues a year in summer and in winter. ISSN 2633-0695.
A new book has been published and made freely available online: Poverty in the Early Church and Today (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2018), edited by Prof Steve Walton and Dr Hannah Swithinbank. Prof Walton writes:
I’m very pleased to announce that the wonderful people at Bloomsbury T&T Clark have agreed with the website Knowledge Unlatched to make Poverty in the Early Church and Today: A Conversation, the book which Hannah Swithinbank and I edited available online for free. We’re delighted, as we were keen to make the book freely accessible to people in the developing world—but our publishers have gone one better in making it freely available to anyone. For more about the book, see here and here. The download is available from here. You may need to register on the Knowledge Unlimited website to access it, but that is free and has no future obligations.
TRS-UK (the umbrella organisation for all UK Departments of Theology & Religious Studies and the relevant subject associations) is very grateful for the recent British Academy report on ‘Theology and Religious Studies Provision in UK Higher Education‘ [download here], despite its sobering statistics. The study of religion(s) and theology is one of the most intellectually vibrant and socially relevant areas of University study, and is thriving at the level of research and public impact, in both quality and scale. At undergraduate level, recruitment is challenging, but the British Academy report was, for practical reasons, unable to pick up all those studying the subject within other degree programmes. There is, in fact, a notable increase in students studying religion and theology within other (or interdisciplinary) degrees.