"The Capture of Tenochtitlán" (Library of Congress)

Occupying Whiteness: A Reflection in 2020

Biblical scholars could yield profound insights into the deep and dangerous ways the Bible has been employed in the Doctrine of Discovery and Manifest Destiny. They might also have to reckon with the role of biblical scholarship in justifying imperialism.

The Politics of Scripture

The PTN calls for proposals for the Winter Workshop Series on “The Politics of Death and Life”

PTN is now accepting applications from PhD students for participating in a virtual Dissertation Workshop in January 2021

Law, Religion, and Paradoxes of Sovereignty

We are excited to bring Spencer Dew, Nicholas Shrubsole, and Méadhbh McIvor into conversation about the juridification of religion and the religification of law, about the network of relationships that are exposed to us when law and religion interact, about a shared skepticism toward religious identities, and more.

States of Exception

While the visual medium is thus dominated by whiteness, there exists simultaneously a whiteness that permeates textual and other worlds in biblical scholarship.

While COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus, the violence exacerbated in its wake is anything but new.