First Issue of Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception

The new online journal exploring aspects of reception history and religion, Relegere, has been launched. Congratulations to the editors on getting the project to this stage, for a provocative and suggestive editorial, and for securing what looks to be a clear and attractive online presence for the journal itself.

The TOC for the first issue is as follows. There is also an extensive review section. Instructions for contributors and books available for review can also be found on the home page. I wish the journal every success and would encourage anyone interested in the theory and practice of reception history to take a look.

Vol 1, No 1 (2011)

Table of Contents


Beyond Christianity, the Bible, and the Text: Urgent Tasks and New Orientations for Reception History PDF


Rethinking Premodern Japanese Buddhist Texts: A Case Study of Prince Shōtoku’s "Sangyō-gisho" PDF
Mark Dennis 13-35
David and Jonathan between Athens and Jerusalem PDF
James E. Harding 37-92
Life of Brian or Life of Jesus? Uses of Critical Biblical Scholarship and Non-orthodox Views of Jesus in Monty Python’s Life of Brian PDF
James G. Crossley 93-114
Lars von Trier’s Antichrist, the Bible, and Docetic Masculinity PDF
Gitte Buch-Hansen 115-44


Reading the Bible Intelligently PDF
Philip R. Davies