Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception (Journal)


Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception is an online, open-access journal “dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of innovative research in reception history, broadly conceived, within and across religious traditions”.

Many of the articles relate to the reception of the Bible and other Jewish and Christian texts, in the arts (including literature, film, and painting), culture, history, philosophy, politics, etc.

The journal also boasts an extensive collection of reviews in biblical studies and reception.

The journal is edited by Sean Durbin, Deane Galbraith, James Harding, Eric Repphun, and Will Sweetman.


The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (JHS)


The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (JHS) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, journal established in 1996 to foster scholarly research on the Hebrew Bible, Ancient Israel’s History and cognate fields of studies.

In addition to the peer-reviewed articles, JHS publishes a wide range of book reviews on the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East.

The Editorial Board comprises Christophe Nihan (General Editor), Mark J. Boda, and Konrad Schmid.

The Bible and Critical Theory (Journal)


The Bible and Critical Theory is an exploratory and innovative online scholarly journal for biblical studies, published by the Bible and Critical Theory Seminar. The journal explores the intersections between critical theory, understood in the broad sense, and biblical studies. It publishes peer-reviewed articles that investigate the contributions from critical theory to biblical studies, and contributions from biblical studies to critical theory. The journal has an active series of book reviews, which are published as they are ready.

By the term “Critical theory” is meant “feminism, post-structuralism, queer theory, postcolonial criticism, Marxist and post-Marxist thought, narrative criticism, reader response approaches, psychoanalysis and so on” – Roland Boer and Julie Kelso, “What is The Bible and Critical Theory?” The Bible and Critical Theory 3 no. 3 (2007).

The Bible and Critical Theory also boasts an extensive collection of book reviews on the intersection of the Bible and Critical Theory.

The journal is edited by Roland Boer (Renmin University of China, and University of Newcastle, Australia) and Julie Kelso (Bond University, Australia).

Associated with the journal are two annual conferences, The Bible and Critical Theory Seminar (Australia and New Zealand) and The Bible, Critical Theory, and Reception Conference (United Kingdom).

Marginalia: A Review of Books in History, Theology and Religion

Biblical studies and related areas have a strong presence in the broader scope of Marginalia: A Review of Books in History, Theology and Religion. Its About page explains:

The Marginalia Review of Books is an international, open access review of literature along the nexus of history, theology, and religion. MRB examines, critiques, and illuminates the traditions, institutions, discourses, and practices of religions and their believers. We aim to connect the academic and public worlds by providing an intellectually rich and broadly accessible conversation that does not merely summarize previous work but contributes new ideas.

Marginalia also includes occasional essays, editorials, interviews, forums, and obituaries.

The Publisher and Editor-in-Chief is Timothy Michael Law.