Political Myth and the Bible: Critical Theory, Politics and the Problem of Mythic Narrative in the Bible. ID: DP0557484

  • Boer, Roland (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Biblical studies still lacks a proper theory of the way the Bible relates to its different environments. Taking the specific example of Genesis-Joshua, I argue that this material is a political myth and that the combination of psychoanalysis, feminism and Marxism provides a helpful method for analysing this material. Further, I assess the role of Israel in the notion of the Australian nation-state, and explore the possibility of positive political myths today. Through a major book, twelve articles and a radio program, the results will be communicated not only to the discipline itself but also to a wider interested audience.
Effective start/end date1/01/0530/06/08


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$40,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$74,000.00