The latest Biblical Studies Online podcast (BSO06) is now available on iTunes for download here or, for non-iTunes users, here. It is an interview with Ward Blanton, Reader in Biblical Cultures and European Thought, University of Kent. Blanton talks about Paul, politics, philosophy, Jewishness, revolutionary thinking, Pauline studies, and his book, A Materialism for the Masses: St Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life (Columbia University Press, 2014).
Academics – interviews
Interview with Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Hebrew Bible Scholar: “I don’t like to be a token anything”
Stephen Knight interviews Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou (University of Exeter) about her work as a biblical scholar, biblical scholarship, feminism, her views on religion, and rituals for dealing with the dead. The interview was Episode 65 in the Godless Spellchecker’s Podcast series.
Available on Mp3, iTunes and Stitcher.
We talk the historicity of Jesus, Sunday morning television barneys, Richard Dawkins, Feminism, faith schools, the destruction of ancient temples in Palmyra, the Qur’an pages found in Birmingham and why she loves corpses! Also, Star Wars or Star Trek?
Women Biblical Scholars site
The Women Biblical Scholars site offers a number of interviews with women biblical scholars, along with profiles and reviews.
The goal of this blog is to draw attention to the works of these women and discover what they contribute to our understanding of the biblical text.
Eerdmans Author Interview Series
Eerdmans have a series of interviews with their authors, a number of whom are biblical scholars. Featured interviews include:
James D. G. Dunn
Andrew T. Lincoln
Douglas A. Campbell
Biblical Studies Online on iTunes
Our very own brand of Biblical Studies Online podcast are available on iTunes. Biblical Studies Online podcasts will be a fairly regular (hopefully 1-2 every month), about 10 minutes long, and will cover a wide range of topics in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, early Judaism, New Testament, historical criticism, reception, and more. One notable feature will be interviews with scholars in the field and the first interviews should be uploaded in the next couple of weeks. It has genuine Biblical Studies Online artwork but there is no introductory jingle as you may have heard with other leading biblical studies podcasters.
The first podcast is on reception history and biblical studies.
In this podcast, James Crossley (University of Sheffield) introduces Biblical Studies Online podcasts and the general aims. It looks at issues of historical criticism and reception history and whether there should even be a distinction between the two.
The second podcast will be available on iTunes in the next 24 hours. It is currently available here and is on the late Tony Benn and his understanding of the Bible and religion. It ‘looks at the former Labour MP Tony Benn and his views on religion and the Bible. In particular, it looks at how Benn understood the Bible as part of a British and English socialist tradition.’
Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza interviewed on her Life and Work
Prof Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza is interviewed about her life and work, at the 2012 American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting, on receipt of the Martin E. Marty Public Understanding of Religion Award.
Shaun Allen Casey, Wesley Theological Seminary (Presiding)
Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Harvard University
Judith Plaskow, Manhattan College
A18-251 The Marty Forum: Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza from American Academy of Religion on Vimeo.