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Installation as Professor of Bible and Ancient Systems of Thought

I will be installed at the Iliff School of Theology as Professor of Bible and Ancient Systems of Thought on Thursday, 27 April 2017. The title of my address is, “Becoming People of the Book,” in which I discuss the relationship between people and the Bible and people and written words more generally. 72 more words


The Bible and Americans: Governmentality and Subjectivity

The Pew Research Center posted an article this week, “5 facts about how Americans view the Bible and other religious texts.” I find such studies interesting for a variety of reasons, such as the question about whether Jews read scripture (a loaded term) every week. 413 more words


A hole in the head: The fetishism of a failed state

20. III 2017

The society of the spectacle is turning into a soft version of the theater of cruelty, a burlesque of death with the globe as its stage… 1,374 more words


Neoliberalism and the Production of Subjectivity

This is a brief summary of Jason Read’s: A Genealogy of Homo-Economicus: Neoliberalism and the Production of Subjectivity (2009)


Neoliberalism represents a fundamental shift in ideology – firstly, it is not generated from the state, but from the quotidian experience of buying and selling commodities from the market, which is then extended across other social spaces, “the marketplace of ideas,” to become an image of society. 910 more words


Trump in wonderland

8.III 2017

In many areas of life, incompetent people cannot recognize just how incompetent they are, a phenomenon that has come to be known as the Dunning-Kruger effect. 1,862 more words


The governmentality of welfare and the Universal Basic Income

With an ongoing trial in Finland, two councils in Scotland considering the idea, and a Labour Party working group considering whether to make it party policy, the concept of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) seems to be gathering support. 793 more words