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Professor Roland Boer

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School of Humanities and Social Science (Philosophy, Religion and Theology)

Left of his field

Religion, radicalism and revolutionaries all fall under the critical gaze of theologian and writer Professor Roland Boer.

Roland Boer

Roland Boer is not your average scholar, nor is he a typical theologian. The academic who enjoys stirring up debate with articles under such arresting titles as Lenin the Nudist, believes a measure of provocation is a good thing if it stimulates thought and discussion about religion.

The director of the Faculty of Education and Arts' Religion, Marxism and Secularism project describes himself, on his curiously titled but well-patronised blog Stalin's Moustache, as someone who likes "speaking my mind" and basks in one reviewer's assessment of his sentiments as "the oddest I have ever read in a scholarly work."

But for all this spirited subversion, Boer is a widely read and internationally recognised academic theologian whose prolific writing has broadened dialogue not only in his specialty research field, Marxist interaction with religion, but across the spectrum of religious and political debate.

The son of a Presbyterian minister, Boer's theological path took an unorthodox turn during a course in political and liberation theology while studying for a Bachelor of Divinity degree at the University of Sydney in the 1980s. Rather than read theologians writing on Marxism, Boer decided to go back to the source and read Marx, which proved a revelatory experience.

"There is a tradition within Marxism of engagement with religion that is usually characterised as atheistic and disinterested, but I argue there is a continuous stream of major Marxist figures who have written on questions of religion and engaged specifically with the Bible or with theological debate,'' Boer said.

"Some people contend that Marxism borrowed its main ideas from Christianity and Judaism and reconstructed them as secular ideology, but I think that is extremely simplistic – the relationship is much more complex."

Boer maintains that Marx's famous quote about religion being the "opium of the people" has been largely misinterpreted, given that, when Marx used the phrase, opium was as valued for its medicinal qualities as it was denounced for its addictive potential.

"That ambivalence over religion is really what is embodied in Marx's metaphor, rather than the notion that it is just a drug that dulls the senses and makes you forget your suffering," he said.

Boer was recently awarded the prestigious Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Prize for In the Vale of Tears (Brill and Haymarket, 2014). It is the final book in a seminal five-volume series, The Criticism of Heaven and Earth, that offers critical commentary on the tradition of interactions between Marxism and theology. The prize also recognises the significant contribution of the series as a whole, which has found a wide audience among theologians, Marxist analysts, historians, sociologists, philosophers and others, and which were or are being translated into several languages. He has found ready engagement especially in China, where much of his work has been translated or has appeared first in Chinese. A frequent visitor and teacher in China, with close collaborative links, he is deeply interested in the way Marxism is still very much the dominant political ideology, but with a distinct and unique development in terms of "Chinese characteristics."

The Criticism of Heaven and Earth series is part of a wider program of Boer's academic work. In 2012, he was awarded a prestigious Discovery Projects grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC), his fifth grant from the national body, to pursue a novel line of research on Lenin's interactions with religion. In 2013, he was awarded his sixth ARC Discovery Project grant for The Sacred Economy, which undertakes a wholesale reconstruction of the Bible's ancient economic context. The project is framed theoretically by the Marxian Régulation School of economic theory, Soviet-era studies, and works of ancient-world economists. The Sacred Economy will be published in the authoritative Library of Ancient Israel series with Westminster John Knox Press in early 2015.

Boer still has a toehold in mainstream religion but prefers to "go incognito" on his visits to church these days.

"The Christian communist tradition is what really interests me and keeps me involved with religion," he said, "I am fascinated by the radical, revolutionary dimension of Christianity."

Left of his field

Religion, radicalism and revolutionaries all fall under the critical gaze of theologian and writer Roland Boer.

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Career Summary

Biography

Apart from voyages by ship and cycling as long and as far as I can in remote places, I like to write. My major interest is Marxism and religion, especially the philosophical dimensions of that long engagement. I am also fascinated by the rich and varied tradition of Christian communism. On these topics I have written not a few works, including the five-volume Criticism of Heaven and Earth series (2007-2014), as well as the book, Lenin, Religion and Theology (2013). I also like to blog, on Stalin's Moustache (stalinsmoustache.org). Note that I am also Professor of Literary Theory at Renmin University of China, Beijing.

Research Expertise
Marxism and religion. See the 5-volume 'Criticism of Heaven and Earth' (Brill and Haymarket, 2007-14). Translated, widely read, critically acclaimed. To be added here is the new book, 'Lenin, Religion, and Theology' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), which has already ruffled a few assumptions about the leader of the first successful communist revolution. Marxist economics and biblical societies: The key text is 'The Sacred Economy' (Westminster John Knox, 2014). Already it is being seen as a paradigm shifting work. 

Collaborations
I am the international coordinator of the Religion and Radicalism network, with membership from every inhabited continent on the globe. So far we have had five conferences in Copenhagen, Taipei, Newcastle, Herrnhut (Germany), and Helsinki-St. Petersburg. A book series on this theme will begin in 2014, published by Palgrave Macmillan. The purpose: to investigate and learn the positive lessons from all forms of left-wing religious radicalism.


Qualifications

  • PhD, McGill University - Canada

Keywords

  • Biblical Criticism
  • Marxism
  • Political Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Theology

Languages

  • Dutch (Fluent)
  • Danish (Fluent)
  • Latin (Fluent)
  • Hebrew (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy 30
220405 Religion and Society 30
220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2014 -  Editorial Board - Religion and Radicalism Book Series (Palgrave Macmillan) Religion and Radicalism Book Series (Palgrave Macmillan)
Australia
1/01/2014 -  Editorial Board - Political Theology Journal Political Theology Journal
Australia
1/01/2014 -  Editorial Board - Biblical Literature Studies (China) Biblical Literature Studies (China)
China
1/01/2013 -  Xin Ao International Professor of Literature Renmin Unversity of China, Beijing
China
1/01/2013 -  Editor-at-Large

Political Theology Today

University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2012 -  Editorial Board - Critical Research on Religion: An Interdisciplinary Journal Critical Research on Religion: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Australia
1/01/2012 -  Editorial Board - Biblical Interpretation Book Series Biblical Interpretation Book Series
Australia
1/01/2012 -  Editorial Board - Journal of The Bible and Reception Journal of The Bible and Reception
Australia
1/01/2012 -  Editorial Board - Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches
Australia
1/01/2011 -  International Coordinator of the ‘Religion and Radicalism’ Network University of Newcastle
Religion and Radicalism
Australia
1/01/2011 -  Founder and Steering Committee Member of ‘Economics in the Biblical World’ section Society of Biblical Literature
United States
1/01/2010 -  International Assessor National Endowment for the Humanities
United States
1/01/2010 -  International Assessor South African National Research Foundation
South Africa
1/01/2010 -  Managing Editor The Bible and Critical Theory (international journal)
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Editorial Board - Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception
Australia
1/01/2010 - 31/12/2013 Conference Chair - Five International Religion and Radicalism Conferences: Copenhagen, Taipei, Newcastle, Herrnhut, Helsinki-St. Petersburg Five International Religion and Radicalism Conferences
Australia
1/01/2008 -  Editorial Board - Critical Research on Religion Book Series Critical Research on Religion Book Series
Australia
1/01/2007 -  Editorial Board - Chung Yuan Christian University Christian Studies Monographs Series Chung Yuan Christian University Christian Studies Monographs Series
Australia
1/01/2006 - 31/12/2007 Conference Chair - Gender, Sexuality and the Bible Section, Society of Biblical Literature Gender, Sexuality and the Bible Section, Society of Biblical Literature
Australia
1/01/2004 -  Editor - The Bible and Critical Theory Journal The Bible and Critical Theory Journal
Australia
1/01/2004 - 31/12/2004 Conference Chair - International Colloquium on Religion and Politics International Colloquium on Religion and Politics
Australia
1/01/2002 - 31/12/2007 Editorial Board - Semeia Studies Book Series Semeia Studies Book Series
Australia
1/01/2001 - 31/12/2001 Conference Chair - International Bible and Critical Theory Conference International Bible and Critical Theory Conference
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2005 Logan Research Fellowship Monash University
Australia
1/01/1999 - 1/02/1999 Research Fellowship Australian National University
Humanities Research Centre
Australia
1/01/1998 -  Conference Chair - Bible and Critical Theory Seminar Bible and Critical Theory Seminar
Australia
1/01/1996 - 31/12/2000 Conference Chair - Ideological Criticism Section, Society of Biblical Literature Ideological Criticism Section, Society of Biblical Literature
Australia
1/01/1993 - 31/12/1993 Conference Chair - Australasian Association for the Study of Religions Australasian Association for the Study of Religions
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 -  Membership - Steering committee Economics in the Biblical World, Society of Biblical Literature Steering committee Economics in the Biblical World, Society of Biblical Literature
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Membership - Society for the Theory of Religion and Theology Society for the Theory of Religion and Theology
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Membership - Society of Asian Biblical Studies Society of Asian Biblical Studies
China
1/01/2008 - 31/12/2013 Membership - Ideology, Culture, and Translation Group, Society of Biblical Literature Ideology, Culture, and Translation Group, Society of Biblical Literature
Australia
1/01/2002 - 31/12/2012 Membership - Modern Languages Association Modern Languages Association
Australia
1/01/2000 - 31/12/2003 Membership - Constructions of Ancient Space Seminar, Society of Biblical Literature Constructions of Ancient Space Seminar, Society of Biblical Literature
Australia
1/01/2000 - 31/12/2003 Membership - Steering Committee of Critical Theory and Discourses of Religion, American Academy of Religion Steering committee of Critical Theory and Discourses of Religion, American Academy of Religion
Australia
1/01/2000 - 31/12/2007 Membership - Steering Committee of Gender, Sexuality and the Bible Section, Society of Biblical Literature Steering Committee of Gender, Sexuality and the Bible Section, Society of Biblical Literature
Australia
1/01/1998 -  Membership - Bible and Critical Theory Seminar Bible and Critical Theory Seminar
Australia
1/01/1997 -  Membership - American Academy of Religion American Academy of Religion
United States
1/01/1997 - 31/12/2010 Membership - Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association
Australia
1/01/1992 -  Membership - Society of Biblical Literature Society of Biblical Literature
Australia

Awards

Distinction

Year Award
1989 First Class Honours for Master of Theology Degree
University of Sydney

Honours

Year Award
1993 Dean’s Honour List (Magna Cum Laude) for PhD
McGill University

Recipient

Year Award
2014 Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize
Deutscher Prize
2000 Logan Research Fellowship 2000-5
Monash University
1989 Herbert Johnson Travel Grant
University of Sydney
1988 Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship
McGill University

Research Award

Year Award
2005 Distinguished Visiting Scholar Grant
Monash University
2004 Small Grant for 'Caught in the Prolegomena'
Monash University
2004 Project Completion Grant for 'Catholic Marxism'
Monash University
2004 Demanding the Impossible
Monash University
2003 Small Grant for 'Political Myth'
Monash University
2002 Research Infrastructure Grant
University of Queensland
2002 Research Initiatives Grant
Monash University
2001 Research Strengths Support Scheme for 'Culture and Belief'
Monash University
2001 Research Concentration Grant for 'Critical Theory and the Bible'
University of Queensland
1992 Research Support Scheme
University of New England
1991 Baillieu Research Scholarship
University of Sydney
1990 Herbert Johnson Travel Grant
University of Sydney
1988 Research Award for International Study
Trustees of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in the State of NSW
1988 University Medal and First Class Honours for Bachelor of Divinity
University of Sydney
1988 James King of Irrawang Prize
University of Sydney
1987 Mitchell Prize
Presbyterian Theological Centre, Sydney
1985 Rachel McKibbin Prize
University of Sydney
1984 James King Memorial Prize
University of Newcastle

Invitations

Distinguished Visitor

Year Title / Rationale
2013 Visiting Professor
Organisation: Renmin University of China Description: Visiting professor at Renmin University Summer School, July 2013
2013 Public Lecture: 'Wily Lenin: On the Veneration of a Revolutionary Leader'
Organisation: Nanjing Normal University Description: Public lecture at Nanjing Normal University, China: 'Wily Lenin: On the Veneration of a Revolutionary Leader'
2012 Public Lecture: 'Lenin and Theology: Miracles Can Happen'
Organisation: European University of St. Petersburg Description: Public Lecture, European University, St. Petersburg, 6 April
2012 Public Lecture: 'Marxism and Religion'
Organisation: Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an Description: Public Lecture, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, 26 May.
2011 Public Lecture: 'In Defence of Lenin'
Organisation: Fudan University Description: Public Lecture, School of Philosophy, Fudan University (Shanghai), 12 October
2011 Visiting Professor
Organisation: Fudan University Description: Visiting Professor, Centre for the Study of Marxism Abroad, School of Philosophy, Fudan University (Shanghai), 24 September-19 October
2010 Public Lecture: Marxism and Death
Organisation: National Taiwan University Description: Public Lecture, Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University, 4 June
2010 Public Lecture: 'Western Marxism and Death'
Organisation: Renmin University of China Description: Public Lecture, Renmin University, Beijing, 7 June
2010 Public Lecture: 'Marx and the Gospel of John'
Organisation: Peking University Description: Public Lecture, Peking University, Beijing, 8 June
2010 Public Lecture: ‘Marx, Fetishism and Idolatry’
Organisation: Fudan University Description: Public Lecture, School of Philosophy and Centre for Marxism Abroad, Fudan University, Shanghai, 11 June
2010 Public Lecture: 'Marx and the Christian Dialectic of the Secular State’
Organisation: Centre for Advanced Biblical Study and Application (CABSA), Hong Kong Description: Public Lecture, Centre for Advanced Biblical Study and Application (CABSA), Hong Kong, 15 June
2010 Visiting Professor
Organisation: Renmin University of China Description: Visiting Professor, School of Liberal Arts, Renmin University, Beijing, China
2010 Visiting Scholar
Organisation: University of Oslo Description: Visiting Scholar, Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo, Norway, 18 August to 30 November
2010 Visiting Scholar
Organisation: University of Oslo Description: Visiting Scholar, Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo, Norway, 18 August to 30 November
2009 Public Lecture: 'Calvin and Political Theology, 500 Years On'
Organisation: University of Copenhagen Description: Public Lecture, Department of Systematic Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, 11 May
2008 Otago Open Lecture: 'On Calvin and Revolution'
Organisation: University of Otago Description: Otago Open Lecture, Auckland, New Zealand, 9 July
2008 Public Lecture: ‘Is Humanism Really a Secular Project?’
Organisation: Humanist Society of Victoria Description: Public Lecture, Humanists Society of Victoria, Melbourne, 26 August
2007 Public Lecture: 'Twenty-Five Years of Marxist Biblical Criticism'
Organisation: National Chung Tung University, Hsinchu Description: Public Lecture, Department of Cultural Studies, National Chung Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 21 March
2007 Public Lecture: 'The Economy of the Song of Songs'
Organisation: China Evangelical Seminary, Taipei Description: Public Lecture, China Evangelical Seminary, Taipei, Taiwan, 22 March
2007 Visiting Scholar
Organisation: University of Amsterdam Description: Visiting International Scholar, Department of Religion, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, University of Amsterdam, 1 September to 7 October
2007 Public Lecture: ‘A Difficult Love Affair? On the Relation Between Marxism and Theology’
Organisation: International Institute for Research and Education, Amsterdam Description: Public Lecture, International Institute for Research and Education, Amsterdam, 2 October
2007 Public Lecture: 'Biblical Studies and Postcolonialism'
Organisation: University of Amsterdam Description: Public Lecture, Department of Religion, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, University of Amsterdam, 2 October
2006 Visiting Scholar
Organisation: Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland Description: Visiting International Scholar, Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland, Nuuk, Greenland, 24 February to 21 April
2006 Public Lecture: 'There is No Such Thing as Free Speech: Religion, Politics and Twelve Cartoons’
Organisation: Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland, Nuuk Description: Public Lecture, Department of Theology, Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland, Nuuk, Greenland, 6 April
2006 Public Lecture: '‘(Ab)using the Bible: Conflicts in Politics and Science’
Organisation: Institute for Sociology, University of Belgrade Description: Public Lecture, Institute for Sociology, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 27 November
2006 Public Lecture: 'The Antinomies of Christian Zionism’
Organisation: Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade Description: Public Lecture, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 28 November
2005 Public Lecture: 'Beholden to Whom: A Manifesto for Biblical Studies'
Organisation: Vanderbilt University Description: Public Lecture, Divinity School, Department of Religious Studies and the Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 17 March
2005 Public Lecture: ‘Under the Influence: The Bible and Culture'
Organisation: University of Amsterdam Description: Public Lecture, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, University of Amsterdam, 13 September
2005 Public Lecture: 'Gates to the Garden: The Afterlives of Nick Cave'
Organisation: University of Copenhagen Description: Public Lecture, Centre for the Study of the Bible in Theology and Culture, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 30 September
2005 Public Lecture Series: 'A Manifesto for Biblical Studies' and 'Rereading Genesis to Joshua as Myth'
Organisation: University of Sofia Description: Public Lecture Series, University of Sofia, Bulgaria, 25 October and 2 November
2005 Public Lecture: 'A Manifesto for Biblical Studies'
Organisation: University of Plovdiv Description: Public Lecture, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 30 October
2004 Visiting Professor
Organisation: Duke University Description: Distinguished Visiting Professor, Literature Program, Duke University, 1 August to 31 December
2004 Public Lecture: 'Genuine Heresies: Paul Among the Philosophers'
Organisation: Duke University Description: Public Lecture, Literature Program, Duke University, 15 September
2004 Lilly Visiting Lecture: 'Chronically Camp'
Organisation: Austin College, Texas Description: Lilly Visiting Lecture, Austin College, Texas, 12 October
2004 Public Lecture: ‘Marxism, Feminism and the Bible: The Case of Genesis 1-3’
Organisation: University of Southern Maine Description: Public Lecture, Women’s Program, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, USA, 14 October
2002 Flinders Theology Lecture: 'Home is Always Elsewhere'
Organisation: Flinder University Description: Flinders Theology Lecture. Flinders University, Adelaide, 26 September

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2013 Keynote Address: 'Marxism and Religion'
Organisation: Garage Blackboard Lectures Description: Keynote address for ‘Garage Backboard Lectures’, Brunswick, Melbourne, 3 February: ‘Marxism and Religion’.
2013 Keynote address: 'Translating Politics and Religion: A New Model'
Organisation: Religion and Politics Network and University of Helsinki Description: Keynote address for conference on 'Power/Religion: A Revanche of Reaction or a Metaphor of Revolution?’
2012 Keynote Address: 'Antonio Negri and Job'
Organisation: University of Oslo Description: Keynote address for conference, 'Antonio Negri and the Book of Job'
2012 Keynote Address: 'Antonio Negri and Job'
Organisation: University of Oslo Description: Keynote address for conference, 'Antonio Negri and the Book of Job'
2012 Keynote Address: 'A False Universal: The Particular Roots of Western Ethics’
Organisation: Nishan Forum on World Religions, Qufu Description: Keynote address for the Nishan Forum on World Religions, Qufu, Shandong, China, 21-23 May
2012 Keynote Address: 'On the Myth of Classicism'
Organisation: Renmin University Summer Institute for the Study of Christian Culture Description: Keynote address for the Renmin University Summer Institute for the Study of Christian Culture, Suzhou, 27 August to 1 September
2012 Keynote Address: ‘Spiritual Booze and Freedom: Lenin and Religion’
Organisation: Beijing Languages and Cultures University Description: Keynote address for the Beijing Languages and Cultures University Fiftieth Anniversary Celebrations, 13-14 October
2012 Keynote Address: 'Old Wine in New Wineskins'
Organisation: Technical University of Cluj Napoca North University Centre of Baia Mare Description: Keynote address for conference, ‘Translation and Interpretation in the Age of Globalization: Looking Back and Looking Ahead’
2011 Keynote Address: 'Utopia and Theology: Re-engaging Ernst Bloch’
Organisation: University of the North, Baia Mare Description: Keynote address for ‘From Francis Bacon to William Golding: Utopias and Dystopias of Today and of Yore’, University of the North, Baia Mare, Romania, 20-23 October.
2011 Keynote Address: 'Translating the Gospels with Lenin'
Organisation: Renmin University of China Description: Keynote address for the Renmin University (Beijing) Summer Institute on Humanities and Theology, ‘Translating the Classics and Scriptural Reasoning’, 3-7 August
2010 Keynote Address: 'Kairos and Akairos'
Organisation: University of Durham Description: Keynote address for ‘Religion and Liberation’, a conference at the University of Durham, UK, 17 December
2008 Keynote Address: 'Rescuing Global Citizenship'
Organisation: Forum of the Christian Left (FOCAL) Description: Keynote address for the Forum of the Christian Left (FOCAL), Auckland, New Zealand, 5 July
2008 Keynote Address: 'Against Ethics'
Organisation: Deakin University Description: Keynote address for ‘Ethics in the Humanities’ conference, Deakin University, Melbourne, 20 November
2007 Keynote Address: ‘Leeks, Lentils and Fleshpots: The Spatial Production of Egypt’
Organisation: Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li Description: Keynote address for the ‘International Conference on Hermeneutics and the Reading of the Bible’, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li, Taiwan, 22-24 March
2005 Keynote Address: 'On Fables and Truths'
Organisation: Duje University Description: Keynote address, along with Alain Badiou, Peter Hallward, Bruno Bosteels and Alberto Moreiras, at the conference ‘Singularity and Multiplicity’, Duke University, 26 March
2003 Keynote Address: 'Eschatology and Utopia'
Organisation: Duke University Description: Keynote address for ‘The Future of Utopia: Is Innovation Still Possible in Politics, Culture, Theory’. An Interdisciplinary Conference in Honour of Fredric Jameson, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 24-27 April

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2014 Public Lecture: Marxist Approaches to Ancient Economies
Organisation: Fudan University Description: Fudan University School of Philosophy: 'Marxist Approaches to Ancient Economies'.
2014 Public Lecture: Western Marxist Approaches to the Bible
Organisation: Henan University Description: Henan University Faculty of Literature, Kaifeng, Henan: 'Western Marxist Approaches to the Bible'
2014 Public Lecture: The Need for a 'Warm Stream' within Marxism
Organisation: Chinese Academy of Marxism (with Academy of Social Sciences) Description: Public lecture, Academy of Marxism, Beijing, 29 April: ‘The Need for a “Warm Stream” within Marxism’
2014 Public Lecture: The Need for a 'Warm Stream' within Marxism
Organisation: Xiangtan University Description: Public lecture, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan, 23 April: ‘The Need for a “Warm Stream” within Marxism’.
2014 Public Lecture: Marxism and Religion Reconsidered in a Chinese Context
Organisation: Nankai University Description: Public lecture, Nankai University, Tianjin, 25 April: ‘Marxism and Religion Reconsidered in a Chinese Context’
2013 Book Panel on 'The Criticism of Heaven and Earth' (2017-2014)
Organisation: Australian Society of Continental Philosophy Description: Panel on The Criticism of Heaven and Earth (2007-2014), Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy annual conference, University of Western Sydney, 2-5 December
2013 Book Panel on 'The Sacred Economy' (2014)
Organisation: Society of Biblical Literature Description: Book Panel on The Sacred Economy (2014), Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Baltimore, USA, 22-26 November
2008 Book Panel on 'Rescuing the Bible' (2007)
Organisation: Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting Description: Panel on my book, Rescuing the Bible (Blackwell 2007) at the international meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Auckland, New Zealand, 6-11 July
2005 Book Panel on 'Marxist Criticism of the Bible' (2003)
Organisation: Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting Description: Panel on Marxist Criticism of the Bible (T&T Clark 2003), Ideological Criticism Section at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, 19-22 November

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2010 Invited Address: 'Freud, Adorno, and the Ban on Images'
Organisation: University of Oslo Description: Invited address, Kanon II Program, University of Oslo, Norway, 15 September
2010 Invited Address: 'Freud, Adorno, and the Ban on Images'
Organisation: University of Oslo Description: Invited address, Kanon II Program, University of Oslo, Norway, 15 September
2009 Invited Address: 'On Atheism and Theology'
Organisation: University of Sydney Description: Invited address for ‘States of Belief’. University of Sydney, 26-27 February
2009 Invited Address: 'Roland Barthes'
Organisation: Hong Kong University Description: Invited address for ‘Traces of the Hidden Other: Theological Remnants in 20th Century French Philosophy’. Hong Kong University, 25-28 June
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (42 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Boer R, The Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel, Westminster John Knox, Louisville, 332 (2015)
2015 Boer R, Marxist Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, Bloomsbury, London, 325 (2015) [A4]
2014 Boer R, In the Vale of Tears: On Marxism and Theology V, Brill, Leiden and Chicago, 392 (2014) [A1]
2014 Boer R, Petterson C, Idols of Nations: Biblical Myth at the Origins of Capitalism, Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 208 (2014) [A1]
Co-authors Christina Petterson
2013 Boer R, Lenin, Religion, and Theology, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 360 (2013) [A1]
2013 Boer R, Postcolonialism and the Hebrew Bible: The Next Step, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, 298 (2013) [A3]
2013 Boer R, Cennetin Elestirisi: Marksizm ve Teoloji (Criticism of Heaven: On Marxism and Theology), Ayrinti Yayinlari, Istanbul, 548 (2013) [A4]
2013 Boer R, Postcolonialism and the Hebrew Bible: The Next Step, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, 298 (2013) [A3]
2012 Boer R, Nick Cave: A Study of Love, Death and Apocalypse, Equinox, London, 162 (2012) [A1]
2012 Boer R, Criticism of Heaven: The Author's Cut, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, 735 (2012) [A1]
2012 Boer RT, Carden M, Kelso J, The One Who Reads May Run: Essays in Honor of Edgar W. Conrad, T & T Clark, London, 266 (2012) [A3]
2012 Boer RT, The earthy nature of the Bible : Fleshly readings of sex, masculinity, and carnality, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 196 (2012) [A1]
2012 Boer RT, Criticism of Earth : On Marx, Engels and Theology, Brill, The Netherlands, 391 (2012) [A1]
2012 Boer RT, Carden M, Kelso J, The One Who Reads May Run: Essays in Honor of Edgar W. Conrad, T & T Clark, London, 266 (2012) [A3]
2012 Boer R, The Future of the Biblical Past: Envisioning Biblical Studies on a Global Key, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, 382 (2012) [A3]
2012 Boer R, Ideology, Culture, and Translation, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, 228 (2012) [A3]
2011 Boer RT, Critica Del Cielo, Critica Della Terra: Saggi Su Marxismo, Religione e Teologia, Ombrecorte, Rome, 207 (2011) [A2]
2011 Boer RT, Criticism of Theology: On Marxism and Theology III, Brill, Leiden, 368 (2011) [A1]
2010 Boer R, Criticism of Heaven, Volume 2 (Chinese translation), CCLM Publishing, Taipei, 276 (2010) [A5]
2010 Boer R, ¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿: ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ (Knockin¿ on Heaven's Door: The Bible and Popular Culture), Altera, Sofia, 310 (2010) [A5]
2010 Boer RT, Secularism and Biblical Studies, Equinox Publishing, London, 219 (2010) [A3]
2010 Boer R, Kritik af Himlen: Om Marxisme og Teologi, Forlaget Anis, Copenhagen, 280 (2010) [A5]
2010 Boer R, ¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿ (The Bible and the Alternative Left), Nonbahb Publishing, Seoul, 264 (2010)
2009 Boer R, Criticism of Heaven, Volume 1 (Chinese translation), CCLM Publishing, Taipei, 281 (2009) [A5]
2009 Boer RT, Political Grace: The Revolutionary Theology of John Calvin, Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, 148 (2009) [A1]
2009 Boer RT, Political Myth: On the Use and Abuse of Biblical Themes, Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 254 (2009) [A1]
2009 Boer RT, Criticism of Religion: On Marxism and Theology, II, Brill Publishers, Leiden, 280 (2009) [A1]
2008 Boer R, Kao da Kucam na Rajska Vrata: Biblija i Popularna Kultura, Biblioteka XX Vek, Belgrade, 365 (2008) [A5]
2008 Boer R, Last Stop Before Antarctica: The Bible and Postcolonialism in Australia, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, GA, 201 (2008) [A1]
2008 Boer R, Okland J, Marxist Feminist Criticism of the Bible, Sheffield Phoenix, Sheffield, 252 (2008) [A3]
2007 Boer R, Rescuing the Bible, Blackwell, Oxford, 177 (2007) [A1]
2007 Boer R, Symposia: Dialogues Concerning the History of Biblical Interpretation, Equinox, London, 180 (2007) [A1]
2007 Boer R, Criticism of Heaven: On Marxism and Theology, Brill and Haymarket, Leiden and Chicago, 472 (2007) [A1]
2007 Boer R, Bakhtin and Genre Theory in Biblical Studies, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, 238 (2007)
2006 Boer R, Novel Histories: The Fiction of Biblical Criticism, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, 221 (2006)
2003 Boer R, Marxist Criticism of the Bible, Continuum, London, 288 (2003) [A1]
2003 Boer R, Redirected Travel: Alternative Journeys and Places in Biblical Studies, T & T Clark, London, 264 (2003)
2002 Boer R, Tracking ¿The Tribes of Yahweh¿: On the Trail of a Classic, Continuum, London, 205 (2002)
2001 Boer R, A Vanishing Mediator? The Absence/Presence of the Bible in Postcolonialism, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, 214 (2001)
1999 Boer R, Knockin' on Heaven's Door: The Bible and Popular Culture, Routledge, London, 231 (1999)
1999 Boer R, The Labour of Reading: Desire, Alienation and Biblical Interpretation, Scholars Press, Atlanta, 317 (1999)
1993 Boer R, Jameson and Jeroboam, Scholars Press, Atlanta, 385 (1993)
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2015 Boer R, 'From Horse Kissing to Beastly Emissions: Paraphilias in the Ancient Near East', Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World, Taylor and Francis, Oxford 67-79 (2015)
2014 Boer R, 'Contemporary Critical Theory and Western Theology (¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿)', Comparative Literature and World Literature, Peking University Press, Beijing 99-113 (2014) [B1]
2014 Boer R, 'Bloodthirsty Little Brats: The Child¿s Desire for Biblical Violence', Little Red Readings: Historical Materialist Perspectives on Children¿s Literature, University Press of Mississippi, Jackson 213-227 (2014) [B1]
2014 Boer R, 'Eunuch: Eunuch VII: Literature', Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, Volume VIII: Essenes ¿ Fideism, De Gruyter, Berlin 183-183 (2014) [D2]
2014 Boer R, 'Theo-Utopian Hearing: Ernst Bloch on Music', The Dialectics of the Religious and the Secular: Studies on the Future of Religion, Brill, Leiden 100-133 (2014) [B1]
2014 Boer R, 'Marx and the Christian Logic of the Secular State', Secularisations and Their Debates: Perspectives on the Return of Religion in the Contemporary West, Springer, Dordrecht 65-77 (2014) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-7116-1
2014 Boer R, 'Nick Cave and Death', The Counter-Narratives of Radical Theology and Popular Music: Songs of Fear and Trembling, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 153-173 (2014) [B1]
2013 Boer R, 'Paul of the Gaps: Agamben, Benjamin and the Puppet Player', Paul in the Grip of the Philosophers: The Apostle and Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Fortress Press, Minneapolis 57-67 (2013) [B1]
2013 Boer R, 'Paul and materialist grace: Slavoj ¿i¿ek's reformation', Paul and the Philosophers, Fordham University Press 186-209 (2013)

At a point close to the turn of the millennium, Slavoj ¿i¿ek underwent a "conversion," if not a "reformation"-he began to appreciate the role of Christian theology, especially o... [more]

At a point close to the turn of the millennium, Slavoj ¿i¿ek underwent a "conversion," if not a "reformation"-he began to appreciate the role of Christian theology, especially of a Protestant variety. After a long and convoluted search that gets lost time and again in various cul-de-sacs (ethics, law, and love), in the end he fixes on the Protestant doctrine of grace, albeit with a materialist, political core. In what follows I begin with the challenge that led to ¿i¿ek's "conversion." For one who had held Christianity and Marxism at arm's length, ¿i¿ek has emerged as a proponent of both at the beginning of the new millennium. He has done so, I suggest, in response to the challenge posed to him by Judith Butler and Ernesto Laclau in Contingency, Hegemony, Universality.1 There Butler points out that psychoanalysis cannot provide the basis for a viable politics, particularly because it will constantly raise the issue of the constitutive exception to any political move, while Laclau picks up on the highly undeveloped status of ¿i¿ek's more recent statements in favor of Marxism. And the criticism bites, so much so that it will lead eventually to his double "conversion," one to Christ and the other to Marx. While the "conversion" to Marx, or rather Lenin, was not possible without the "conversion" to Christ, or rather Paul, and vice versa, it is not quite so balanced. Whereas ¿i¿ek has identified himself openly as a Marxist-Leninist, calling himself a "fighting materialist" like Lenin,2 he does not make the same move for Christianity, although he does venture an occasional "we Christians" or "true Christians." You will not find him sneaking off to a Reformed worship service, although he would probably spend the afternoon arguing about the sermon with the minister over a glass of wine and a cigar. However, a major reason for his turn to Pauline Christianity is that it enables him to get out of the closed circuit of Lacan's psychoanalysis, however fleeting and haphazard that escape might be, and make the move to Lenin. How does¿i¿ek get from Lacan to Lenin? Through the founding figure of Christianity-Paul-a necessary and by no means vanishing mediator who enables the move from one to the other. He did not get quite so far in his initial responses to Butler and Laclau, for he first had to negotiate the insistent challenge from Alain Badiou. Although he will eventually draw the means of his breakout from Badiou's book on Paul, in his initial engagement with Badiou, ¿i¿ek focuses on the challenge Badiou poses for psychoanalysis. That challenge is that psychoanalysis deals, however well, with our everyday world full of quotidian exploitation, political disappointment, and fundamental injustice. In Badiou's terms, this is the Order of Being, while in Lacan's terms it is the intertwining of law and desire- Terms that are, in fact, those of Paul as well. For Badiou, the event named by Paul enables the militant revolutionary movement of which Paul's early Christians are the prime model. Here I focus on ¿i¿ek's response to Badiou, particularly in The Ticklish Subject. He answers Badiou in terms of the constitutive exception: every effort at emancipation, every Cause (¿i¿ek's preferred term for the truth event) has to face up to the constitutive exception, to the underside that both enables the Cause to get under way in the first place and hobbles it every step of the way. This argument renders ¿i¿ek unable to take up a distinct political position, however much he may wish to do so. What also interests me here is the way¿i¿ek neglects other elements of Badiou's work, particularly his discussion of materialist grace, to which ¿i¿ek returns only much later. By materialist grace I mean an imminent, this-worldly grace that retains the focus on the unexpected and undeserved experience of such grace. But what of the conversion? I cast this unapologetically in Protestant terms, namely, the gradual and halting realization of the implications of the...

2013 Boer R, 'The Privatization of Eschatology and Myth: Ernst Bloch vs. Rudolf Bultmann', The Privatization of Hope: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Utopia, Duke University Press, Durham 106-120 (2013) [B1]
2013 Boer R, 'Thus I Cleansed Them from Everything Foreign: The Search for Subjectivity in Ezra-Nehemiah', Postcolonialism and the Hebrew Bible: The Next Step, Atlanta Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta 220-237 (2013) [B1]
2013 Boer R, 'Introduction: The Hebrew Bible and Postcolonialism', Postcolonialism and the Hebrew Bible: The Next Step, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta 1-7 (2013) [B2]
2013 Boer R, 'Spermatic Spluttering Pens: Concerning the Construction and Breakdown of Prophetic Masculinity', Prophets Male and Female: Gender and Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Ancient Near East, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta 215-235 (2013) [B1]
2013 Boer R, 'Three Questions on Economics for G.E.M. de Ste. Croix', Interested Readers: Essays on the Hebrew Bible in Honor of David J. A. Clines, Atlanta Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta 219-230 (2013) [B1]
2013 Boer R, 'Black Saturday: Representing Catastrophe', Small Screen Revelations: Apocalypse in Contemporary Television, Sheffield Phoenix, Sheffield 59-73 (2013) [B1]
2013 Boer R, 'Preface to the Turkish Translation', Cennetin Elestirisi: Marksizm ve Teoloji (Criticism of Heaven and Earth: On Marxism and Theology), Ayrinti Yayinlari, Istanbul vii-viii (2013) [O1]
2013 Boer R, 'Drunkenness VII: Literature', Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Volume VII: Dress ¿ Essene Gate, De Gruyter, Berlin 40-42 (2013) [D2]
2013 Boer R, 'Dualism VIII: Literature', Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Volume VII: Dress ¿ Essene Gate, De Gruyter, Berlin 66-66 (2013) [D2]
DOI 10.1515/ebr.dualism
2012 Boer R, 'Door, Doors V: Literature', Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Volume VI: Dabbesheth ¿ Dreams and Dream Interpretation, Walter De Gruyter, Berlin 1095-1096 (2012) [D2]
2012 Boer R, 'A False Universal? The Particular Roots of Western Ethics', Proceedings of the Second Nishan Forum on World Civilisations, May, 2012, Volume 2, Secretariat of the Organizing Committee of the Nishan Forum on World Civilizations, Jining 772-798 (2012) [B1]
2012 Boer R, 'Is Religion a Primary Cause? The Dilemma of G.E.M de Ste. Croix', Global Future of Religion, International Peace Studies Centre, London 279-288 (2012) [B1]
2012 Boer R, 'Bloch, Ernst (1885-1977)', Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Volume IV: Birsha ¿ Chariot of Fire, De Gruyter, Berlin 200-201 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'Circumcision VI: Literature', In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Volume V: Charisma ¿ Czazkes, De Gruyter, Berlin 340-341 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'Decapitation IV: Literature', Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Volume VI: Dabbesheth ¿ Dreams and Dream Interpretation, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 435-437 (2012) [D2]
2012 Boer R, 'Deliverance V: Literature', In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Volume VI: Dabbesheth ¿ Dreams and Dream Interpretation, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 507-508 (2012) [D2]
2012 Boer R, 'A Fleshly Reading: Masochism, Ecocriticism and the Song of Songs', Far From Minimal: Celebrating the Work and Influence of Philip R. Davies, T & T Clark, London 52-60 (2012) [B1]
2012 Boer R, Carden M, Kelso J, 'Introduction', The One Who Reads May Run: Essays in Honor of Edgar W. Conrad, T & T Clark, London xxvii-xxxv (2012) [B2]
2012 Boer RT, 'A web of fascination: Marxism and the Bible', The One Who Reads May Run: Essays in Honor of Edgar W. Conrad, T & T Clark, London 200-220 (2012) [B1]
2012 Boer RT, 'The anomaly of interpretation', The One Who Reads May Run: Essays in Honor of Edgar W. Conrad, T & T Clark, London 80-95 (2012) [B1]
2012 Boer R, '"God's Perfectly Effected Purpose, or His Purposely Effected Neglect": Exodus and Wilderness in Australia', Exodus and Deuteronomy: Texts @ Contexts, Fortress, Minneapolis 39-54 (2012) [B1]
2012 Boer R, 'Ontology, Plurality and Roman Catholic Social Teaching: An Engagement with Liberation Theology', Politics in Theology: Religion and Public Life, Transaction Publishers, Edison 93-120 (2012)
2012 Boer RT, 'Utopia, religion and the god-builders: From Anatoly Lunacharsky to Ernst Bloch', From Francis Bacon to William Golding: Utopias and Dystopias of Today and of Yore, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne 2-20 (2012) [B1]
2012 Boer R, 'Introduction: The Futures of Biblical Pasts', The Future of the Biblical Past: Envisioning Biblical Studies in a Global Key, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta xvi-xxvii (2012) [B1]
2012 Boer R, 'Caught In Between: Australian Biblical Studies Between Asia, the Pacific and the West', The Future of the Biblical Past: Envisioning Biblical Studies in a Global Key, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta 226-238 (2012) [B1]
2012 Boer R, 'The Dynamic Equivalence Caper', Ideology, Culture, and Translation, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta 13-23 (2012) [B1]
2012 Boer R, Elliott SS, 'Introduction: Ideology, Culture, and Translation', Ideology, Culture, and Translation, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta 1-10 (2012) [B1]
2012 Boer R, 'The German Pestilence: Re-Assessing Feuerbach, Strauss and Bauer', Is This Not the Carpenter? The Question of the Historicity of the Figure of Jesus, Equinox, London 33-56 (2012) [B1]
2012 Boer R, 'Some Routine Atrocity, or, Letting the Curse of God Roar: Nick Cave and Apocalyptic', Anthems of Apocalypse: Popular Music and Apocalyptic Thought, Sheffield, Sheffield Phoenix 1-12 (2012) [B1]
2012 Boer R, '¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ (Kairós and Ákairos)', ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿: ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿ (Religion and Civil Society: Conflicts of Religious Identity and Processes of Integration in a Globalising World), Izdatelstvo ¿Veber¿, Sevastopol, Ukraine 42-51 (2012) [B1]
2011 Boer R, 'Beauty VIII: Literature', Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Volume III: Athena ¿ Birkat ha-Minim, De Gruyter, Berlin 722-723 (2011)
2011 Boer R, 'Bestiality IV: Christianity', Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Volume III: Athena ¿ Birkat ha-Minim, De Gruyter, Berlin 941-942 (2011)
2011 Boer R, 'Authorship', Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, Germany 162-163 (2011) [D1]
2011 Boer RT, 'Rehoboam meets Machiavelli', Rewriting Biblical History: Essays on Chronicles and Ben Sira in Honor of Pancratius C. Beentjes, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 159-172 (2011) [B1]
2010 Boer RT, 'Jesus of the moon: Nick Cave's Christology', The Bible in/and Popular Culture: A Creative Encounter, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta 127-139 (2010) [B2]
2010 Boer R, 'Christianity in Asia', Christianity (Extended Edition), Millennium House, Sydney 438-439 (2010)
2010 Boer R, 'Christianity Across Oceania', Christianity (Extended edition), Millennium House, Sydney 446-447 (2010)
2010 Boer R, 'Christianity: Century by Century', Christianity (Extended edition), Millennium House, Sydney 448-496 (2010)
2010 Boer RT, 'Towards a materialist theology, or, why atheists (and Marxists) should write theology', Reasonable Perspectives on Religion, Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland 175-202 (2010) [B1]
2010 Boer RT, 'A manifesto for biblical studies', Secularism and Biblical Studies, Equinox Publishing, London 27-39 (2010) [B1]
2010 Boer RT, 'Introduction: Secularism and the Bible', Secularism and Biblical Studies, Equinox Publishing, London 1-12 (2010) [B1]
2010 Boer R, 'Of Fine Wine, Incense and Spices: The Unstable Masculine Hegemony of the Books of Chronicles', Representations of Masculinity in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond, Sheffield Phoenix, Sheffield 20-33 (2010) [B1]
2010 Boer RT, 'The Artistry of the Text: Hermann Gunkel and Newer Literary Approaches to the Bible', Hermann Gunkel Revisited. Literatur-und religionsgeschichtliche Studien, LIT Verlag, Munster, Germany 101-117 (2010) [B1]
2010 Boer R, 'Preface to the Chinese Translation', Criticism of Heaven, Volume 2, CCLM Publishing, Taipei 11-12 (2010)
2009 Boer RT, 'The Beguines', , Elanora Heights, NSW 204-205 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Boom in Africa', , Elanora Heights, NSW 406-407 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'California missions', , Elanora Heights, NSW 324-325 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Challenges for western Europe', , Elanora Heights, NSW 390-391 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Christian intelligentsia in Russia', , Elanora Heights, NSW 376-377 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Christianity and women', , Elanora Heights, NSW 428-429 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Christianity in Australia', , Elanora Heights, NSW 396-397 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Christ's humility and suffering', , Elanora Heights, NSW 182-183 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Congregationalists', , Elanora Heights, NSW 280-281 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Decline of the papacy', , Elanora Heights, NSW 172-173 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Developing theory of papal power', , Elanora Heights, NSW 170-171 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Developments in new Spain', , Elanora Heights, NSW 294-295 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Enemies of the Church', , Elanora Heights, NSW 192-193 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'First women's voices', , Elanora Heights, NSW 202-203 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Global expansion of revival faith', , Elanora Heights, NSW 388-389 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Indigenous Christians', , Elanora Heights, NSW 424-425 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Lay men and women', , Elanora Heights, NSW 188-189 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Marsilius of Padua', , Elanora Heights, NSW 198-199 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Moscow's orthodox patriarchate', , Elanora Heights, NSW 268-269 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'New monastic orders', , Elanora Heights, NSW 186-187 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Nondenominational movements', , Elanora Heights, NSW 26-27 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Orthodox Christianity in Alaska', , Elanora Heights, NSW 334-335 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Orthodox revival in Russia', , Elanora Heights, NSW 374-375 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Peter I abolishes the Patriarchate', , Elanora Heights, NSW 306-307 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Pope Gregory VII (1073-1085)', , Elanora Heights, NSW 168-169 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Portuguese missions', , Elanora Heights, NSW 260-261 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Protestant Christians', , Elanora Heights, NSW 24-25 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Protestantism in Latin America', , Elanora Heights, NSW 352-353 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'The rise and fall of papal power', , Elanora Heights, NSW 164-165 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Sacred versus secular power', , Elanora Heights, NSW 166-167 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Sermons', , Elanora Heights, NSW 292-293 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'William of Ockham', , Elanora Heights, NSW 194-195 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Southern Ocean Exploration', , Elanora Heights, NSW 272-275 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Seafarers of antiquity', , Elanora Heights, NSW 236-241 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Pacific Ocean exploration', , Elanora Heights, NSW 258-263 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Ocean economics', , Elanora Heights, NSW 420-421 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Myths and superstitions about the sea', , Elanora Heights, NSW 396-397 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Moorish and Arabic seafarers', , Elanora Heights, NSW 246-247 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Modern shipping routes', , Elanora Heights, NSW 422-423 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Modern day exploration', , Elanora Heights, NSW 284-287 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Italian exploration', , Elanora Heights, NSW 248-249 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Indian Ocean exploration', , Elanora Heights, NSW 264-267 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Development of vessels', , Elanora Heights, NSW 230-233 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Development of navigational and sailing skills', , Elanora Heights, NSW 234-235 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Atlantic Ocean exploration', , Elanora Heights, NSW 252-257 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Arctic Ocean exploration', , Elanora Heights, NSW 268-271 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'The age of discovery', , Elanora Heights, NSW 250-251 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Constitutional life in America', , Elanora Heights, NSW 314-315 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'The Crusades', , Elanora Heights, NSW 174-175 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Developments in Asia (17th century)', , Elanora Heights, NSW 296-299 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Developments in Latin America (19th century)', , Elanora Heights, NSW 378-379 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Developments in Latin America (20th century)', , Elanora Heights, NSW 404-405 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Egypt', , Elanora Heights, NSW 70 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Goths and Franks', , Elanora Heights, NSW 78 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'The holy Roman empire', , Elanora Heights, NSW 118-119 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Missions to Indonesia', , Elanora Heights, NSW 354-355 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'North Africa', , Elanora Heights, NSW 71 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'The Thomas Christians of India', , Elanora Heights, NSW 262-263 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer RT, 'Vatican II', , Elanora Heights, NSW 386-387 (2009) [D2]
2009 Boer R, 'Christian History', Christianity, Millennium House, Sydney 430-431 (2009)
2009 Boer R, 'Women's Religious Orders', Christianity, Millennium House, Sydney 200-201 (2009)
2009 Boer R, 'Sacraments', Christianity, Millennium House, Sydney 156-157 (2009)
2009 Boer RT, 'Folly to the rich: Ernst Bloch's Atheism in Christianity', Caught Reading Again: Scholars and Their Books, SCM Press, Norwich 30-40 (2009) [B1]
2009 Boer RT, 'Commentary: Negri, Job and the Bible', The Labor of Job: The Biblical Text as a Parable of Human Labor, Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina 109-128 (2009) [B1]
2009 Boer RT, 'Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels', The History of Western Philosophy of Religion. Volume IV: Nineteenth-Century Philosophy of Religion, Acumen Publishing, Durham, North Carolina 187-197 (2009) [B1]
2009 Boer RT, 'Resistance versus accommodation: What to do with Romans 13?', Postcolonial Interventions: Essays in Honor of R. S. Sugirtharajah, Sheffield Phoenix Press, Sheffield 109-122 (2009) [B1]
2009 Boer RT, Abraham I, 'Noah's nakedness: Islam, race and the fantasy of the Christian west', Sacred Tropes: Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an as Literature and Culture, Brill Publishers, Leiden 461-473 (2009) [B1]
2009 Boer RT, 'The antinomies of secularism and religion', Religion and Civil Society, Taurida National University, Sebastopol, Ukraine 18-23 (2009) [B2]
2008 Boer R, 'Kirche der Armen II (Church of the Poor)', Historisch-kritische Wörterbuch des Marxismus ¿ HKWM 7.1, Argument Verlag, Hamburg 717-724 (2008) [D2]
2008 Boer R, Okland J, 'Towards Marxist Feminist Biblical Criticism', Marxist Feminist Criticism of the Bible, Sheffield Phoenix Press, Sheffield, United Kingdom 1-25 (2008) [B1]
2008 Boer R, 'Julia Kristeva, Marx and the Singularity of Paul', Marxist Feminist Criticism of the Bible, Sheffield Phoenix Press, Sheffield 204-228 (2008) [B1]
2008 Boer R, '¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿-¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ (¿Leeks, Lentils and Fleshpots: Egypt as a Symbolic Space¿)', Hermeneutics and the Reading of the Bible, Taiwan Christian Literature Council, Taipei 83-99 (2008) [B1]
2007 Boer R, 'Bestiality', New Interpreter¿s Dictionary of the Bible A-B, Abingdon, Nashville 435-436 (2007)
2007 Boer R, Abraham I, 'Australasia', The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture, John Wiley and Sons 232-249 (2007) [B1]
DOI 10.1002/9780470997000.ch15
2007 Boer R, 'Introduction: Bakhtin, Genre and Biblical Studies', Bakhtin and Genre Theory in Biblical Studies, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America 1-8 (2007) [B1]
2007 Boer R, 'Politics Without Theology? The Case of Georg Lukács', Moderne Begreifen. Zur Paradoxie eines sozio-ästhetischen Deutungsmusters (Comprehending Modernity. On the Paradoxicality of a Socio-Aesthetic Paradigm), Deutscher Universitäts Verlag, Wiesbaden 243-254 (2007)
2006 Boer R, '1 and 2 Chronicles', The Queer Bible commentary, SCM Press, Norwich, United Kingdom 251-267 (2006) [B1]
2006 Boer R, 'A Level Playingfield? Metacommentary and Marxism', On Jameson: From Postmodernism to Globalization, State University of New York Press, Albany, New York, United States of America 51-70 (2006) [B1]
2006 Boer R, 'He/brew(')s Beer, or H(om)ebrew', The Recycled Bible: Autobiography, Culture, and the Space Between, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America 45-68 (2006) [B1]
2006 Boer R, 'The Law of the Jealous Man', Voyages in Uncharted Waters: Essays on the Theory and Practice of Biblical Interpretation in Honour of David Joblings, Sheffield Phoenix Press, Sheffield, United Kingdom 87-95 (2006) [B1]
2005 Boer R, 'Marx, Postcolonialism and the Bible', Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: Interdisciplinary Intersections, T&T Clark, London, United Kingdom 166-183 (2005) [B1]
2005 Boer R, 'Fundamentalism', New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, United States of America 134-137 (2005) [B1]
2005 Boer R, 'No Road: On the Absence of Feminist Criticism of Ezra-Nehemiah', Her Master's Tools: Feminist and Postcolonial Engagements of Historical-Critical Discourse, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America 233-252 (2005) [B1]
2005 Boer R, 'David and Goliath (1 Samuel 16-17): The Ideology of Biblical Popular Culture', Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instructions, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America 153-154 (2005) [B1]
2004 Boer R, 'Pharaoh Ramses to Moses', Yours Faithfully: Virtual Letters from the Bible, Equinox Publishing Ltd, London, United Kingdom 27-32 (2004) [B1]
2004 Boer R, 'Dear Moses', Yours Faithfully: Virtual Letters from the Bible, Equinox, London 27-32 (2004)
2003 Boer R, Conrad EW, 'Introduction: The Bible and Critical Theory', Redirected Travel: Alternative Journeys and Places in Biblical Studies, T and T Clark International, London, United Kingdom 1-8 (2003) [B1]
2003 Boer R, 'Sanctuary and Womb: Henri Lefebvre and the Production of Ancient Space', Redirected Travel: Alternative Journeys and Places in Biblical Studies, T and T Clark International, London, United Kingdom 162-184 (2003) [B1]
2002 Boer R, 'Marx, Method and Gottwald', Tracking ¿The Tribes of Yahweh¿: On the Trail of a Classic, Continuum, London 98-156 (2002)
2002 Boer R, 'Political Activism and Biblical Scholarship: An Interview with Norman Gottwald', Tracking ¿The Tribes of Yahweh¿: On the Trail of a Classic, Continuum, London 161-176 (2002)
2002 Boer R, 'Introduction: On Re-reading The Tribes of Yahweh', Tracking ¿The Tribes of Yahweh¿: On the Trail of a Classic, Continuum, London 1-9 (2002)
2002 Boer R, 'Non-Sense: Total Recall, Paul and the Possibility of Psychosis', Screening Scripture: Intertextual Connections Between Scripture and Film, Trinity Press International, Louisville 120-154 (2002)
2001 Boer R, 'Yahweh as Top: A Lost Targum', Queer Commentary and the Hebrew Bible, Pilgrim Press, Cleveland 75-105 (2001)
2000 Boer R, 'Banality and Sacrifice', Strange Fire: Reading the Bible after the Holocaust, Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield 146-160 (2000)
2000 Boer R, 'Fredric Jameson', Handbook of Postmodern Biblical Interpretation, Chalice, St. Louis 138-143 (2000)
1999 Boer R, 'David is a Thing', The Labour of Reading: Desire, Alienation and Biblical Interpretation, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta 163-176 (1999)
1999 Boer R, Black F, Runions E, 'Introduction: The Labour of Reading', The Labour of Reading: Desire, Alienation and Biblical Interpretation, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta 1-12 (1999)
1999 Boer R, 'Utopian Politics in 2 Chronicles 10-13', The Chronicler as Author: Studies in Text and Texture, Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield 360-394 (1999)
1999 Boer R, 'Culture, Ethics and Identity in Reading Ruth: A Response to Donaldson, Dube, McKinlay and Brenner', Ruth and Esther, Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield 163-170 (1999)
1998 Boer R, 'Ezekiel's Axl, or, Anarchism and Ecstasy', Violence, Utopia and the Kingdom of God, Routledge, New York 24-46 (1998)
1998 Boer R, 'Remembering Babylon: Postcolonialism and Biblical Studies in Australia', The Postcolonial Bible, Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield 24-46 (1998)
1997 Boer R, 'Iconic Death and the Question of Civil Religion', Planet Diana: Cultural Studies and Global Mourning, Research Centre in Intercommunal Studies, Sydney 81-86 (1997)
1995 Boer R, 'Breakfast at McDonald¿s: Postmodernism, Periodization and Biblical Studies', Theological Education for Ministry in the 21st Century: Responding to Change, Uniting Church Ministerial Education Commission, Sydney 82-105 (1995)
1994 Boer R, 'Religious Pluralism in Australia: An Argument for Totalization', A Question of Power and Survival: UNE Symposium on Assimilation, Pluralism and Multiculturalism, University of New England, Armidale 130-139 (1994)
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Journal article (237 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Boer R, 'Between Vulgar and Ruptural Dialectics: Reassessing Lenin on Hegel', International Critical Thought, 5 52-66 (2015)
DOI 10.1080/21598282.2015.996051
2015 Boer R, 'Confucius and Chairman Mao: Towards a Study of Religion and Chinese Marxism', Crisis and Critique, 2 36-55 (2015)
2015 Boer R, 'Hong Kong Protests: A Disservice to Christianity in China?', Political Theology Today, 1-4 (2015)
2015 Boer R, 'The Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel', The Bible and Interpretation, 1-16 (2015)
2014 Boer R, 'The Racism of Adam Smith', Philosophers for Change, 1-5 (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, '¿All Things Are in Common¿: Theology and Politics in Luther Blissett¿s Q', International Socialism Journal, 141 139-159 (2014) [C1]
2014 Boer R, 'The Reverend and Friedrich Engels, or, the Radical Calvinism of F.W. Krummacher', Studia Historyczne, 62 41-53 (2014) [C1]
2014 Boer R, 'Lenin on Tolstoy: Between Imaginary Resolution and Revolutionary Christian Communism', SCIENCE & SOCIETY, 78 41-60 (2014) [C1]
2014 Boer R, 'Fleets of Tarshish: Trading Ventures and Other Tall Tales of the Bible', Scandinavian Journal for the Old Testament, 28 58-80 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2014.926694
2014 Boer R, 'Sweating My Way Through Sichuan', Arena Magazine, 132 47-48 (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'Religion and Socialism: A. V. Lunacharsky and the God-Builders', Political Theology, 15 188-209 (2014) [C1]
2014 Boer R, 'Introduction: Religion and Radicalism', Political Theology, 15 107-109 (2014) [C3]
2014 Boer R, 'Biting the Poor: On the Difference between Credit and Debt in Ancient Israel and Southwest Asia', Journal of Religion and Society, 16 1-21 (2014) [C1]
2014 Boer R, Boer R, 'Lenin's Gospels', Biblical Interpretation: a journal of contemporary approaches, 22 325-345 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1163/15685152-00223p05
2014 Goldstein W, Boyarin J, Boer R, 'Can a Religious Approach be Critical?', Critical Research on Religion, 2 3-5 (2014) [C3]
2014 Boer R, 'Theology and Treason: Introduction', Critical Research on Religion, 2 6-8 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1177/2050303214520935
2014 Boer RT, 'Special issue: Theology and Treason', Critical Research on Religion, 2 - (2014) [C6]
2014 Boer R, 'On the Myth of Classicism', Journal for the Study of Christian Culture, 131-151 (2014) [C1]
2014 Boer R, 'Sivil Toplumun Sinirlari: Din de Direnis¿ (The Limits of Civil Society: Religion and Resistance)', Istirakî, 1 67-74 (2014) [C1]
2014 Boer R, 'Karl Kautsky¿s Forerunners of Modern Socialism', Chiasma: A Site for Thought, 1 129-137 (2014) [C1]
2014 Boer R, 'Socialist Democracy with Chinese Characteristics', Crisis and Critique, 1 47-65 (2014) [C1]
2014 Boer R, 'The Impurities of Austria', Arena Magazine, 127 45-46 (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'Terry Eagleton: The Class Struggles in Ruth', Biblical Literature Studies, 8 296-325 (2014) [C1]
2014 Boer R, 'Locating the 'Liberal' in Neoliberal: A Response to James Crossley', Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 43 16-20 (2014) [C1]
2014 Boer R, 'Lenin ve Din', Istirakî, February 1-8 (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer RT, 'Religion and Radicalism: Political Theology 15.2:', Political Theology, 15 107-216 (2014)
2014 Boer R, 'Theology and Treason: Critical Research on Religion 2.1', Critical Research on Religion, 2 (2014)
2014 Boer RT, 'Special issue: Theology and Treason', Critical Research on Religion, 2 - (2014) [C6]
2013 Boer R, 'Snack Street Xi'an', Aussie Travel Advice, 2013 1-4 (2013)
2013 Boer R, 'Why I am a Christian Communist', Philosophers for Change, 1-5 (2013) [O1]
2013 Boer R, 'Roadblocks of the Old New Left', Philosophers for Change, 1-5 (2013)
2013 Boer R, 'The Arminian Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism', Political Theology Today, 1-9 (2013) [C3]
2013 Boer R, 'Cult Corners in the Ancient Near East', Political Theology Today, 1-7 (2013) [O1]
2013 Boer R, 'The Religious Practice of Everyday Life in Antiquity', Political Theology Today, 1-5 (2013) [C3]
2013 Boer R, 'Mikhail Rostovtzeff: Capitalism Writ Small in the Ancient World', Political Theology Today, 1-5 (2013) [C3]
2013 Boer R, 'Is Belief the Problem?', Political Theology Today, 1-4 (2013)
2013 Boer R, 'Care of the Self: Alain de Botton in Context', Political Theology Today, 1-8 (2013) [O1]
2013 Boer R, 'The Sacred Economy: An Outline', Political Theology Today, 1-4 (2013)
2013 Boer R, 'How to Read Ancient Texts', Political Theology Today, 1-6 (2013) [C3]
2013 Boer R, 'From Political Myth to Imperial Monotheisms: On Transitions in the Sacred Economy', Political Theology Today, 1-5 (2013) [O1]
2013 Boer R, 'John Locke, the Fall, and the Origin Myth of Capitalism', Political Theology Today, 1-5 (2013) [C3]
2013 Boer R, 'Enter the Genuine Conservatives: Australia's Election in 2013', The International Marxist-Humanist: Journal of the International Marxist-Humanist Organisation, 1-11 (2013) [C3]
2013 Boer R, 'The Trains of Transylvania', Travelmag, 1-5 (2013)
2013 Boer R, 'The Dilemma of Freedom of Conscience: Lenin on Religion, the National Question and the Bund', New Politics, 14 61-69 (2013) [C1]
2013 Boer R, 'Revolution in the Event: The Problem of Kairós', Theory, Culture & Society, 30 116-134 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0263276412456565
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2013 Boer R, 'Between the Goat's Arse and the Face of God: Deleuze and Guattari and Marx and the Bible', Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 37 295-318 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0309089212455514
2013 Boer R, 'Towards Unethical Insurgency', Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society, 25 38-51 (2013) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Boer R, 'Riding the River Spree: Of Gherkins, Fahrradstraßen and Ancient Steeds', Arena Magazine, 42-44 (2013)
2013 Boer R, 'Winter on the Trans-Siberian', Arena Magazine, 56-59 (2013) [O1]
2013 Boer R, '¿¿The Land is Mine¿: Leviticus 25:23 as Shibboleth Between the Religious Left and the Religious Right', Political Theology Today, 1-5 (2013) [C3]
2013 Boer R, 'Thomas Malthus and the Doctrine of Evil', Political Theology Today, 18 December 2013 1-4 (2013) [C3]
2013 Boer R, 'A Totality of Ruins: Adorno on Kierkegaard', Cultural Critique, 83 1-30 (2013) [C1]
2013 Boer R, 'By Clans and Households: On the Malleability of the Kinship-Household in the Ancient Near East (Printre clanuri si gospodarii: despre maleabilitatea gospodariilor organizate pe baza de rudenie în antichitatea Orientului Apropiat)', Memoria Ethnologica, 48-49 6-21 (2013) [C1]
2013 Boer R, 'Marx, Engels and Religion', Journal of Shaanxi Normal University (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition), 42 111-115 (2013) [C1]
2013 Boer R, 'Within and Without, or, the Implications of the Revolutionary Miracle', Sino-Christian Studies: An International Journal of Bible, Theology and Philosophy, 15 7-40 (2013) [C1]
2013 Boer R, Goldstein W, Boyarin J, 'Editorial', Critical Research on Religion, 1 3-8 (2013) [C3]
2013 Boer R, '¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ (To Distinguish Between the Negative and the Positive in Religion)', State, Religion, and Church in Russia and Worldwide, 3 (31) 199-209 (2013) [C3]
2012 Boer R, 'Lenin and the Biblical Parables', Journal for the Study of Christian Culture, 27 107-125 (2012) [C1]
2012 Boer R, 'Zyuganov and Religion: On the Current State of the Russian Communist Party', Monthly Review, 31 December 2012 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'Sectarianism versus Ecumenism: The Case of V.I. Lenin', Monthly Review, 14 June 1-6 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'What Is the Mark of a Truly Progressive Theology?', Political Theology Today, 1-5 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'The Blake Prize in Religious Art 2012', Political Theology Today, - 1-4 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'Jesus and the Pernicious Roots of Private Property', Political Theology Today, 1-5 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'Ministering in the DDR', Political Theology Today, 1-6 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'The Founding Myth of Adam Smith', Political Theology Today, - 1-6 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'An Outline of Lenin and Theology', Political Theology Today, 1-4 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'The False Dilemma of Big vs Small Government', Political Theology Today, - 1-4 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'Between Harmony and Hierarchy: The Tensions of Confucius', Political Theology Today, - 1-5 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'Lenin the Prophet', Political Theology Today, 1-10 (2012)
2012 Boer R, '2 Thessalonians: The Difference Between the Religious Left and the Religious Right', Political Theology Today, 1-4 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'Lenin and the Partisanship of Freedom', Political Theology Today, 1-7 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'Agamben and the Arctic Lily: Some Thoughts on The Kingdom and the Glory', Political Theology Today, - 1-3 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'Why I am Against ¿Ethics¿ (or Why We Need Unethical Politics)', Political Theology Today, 1-6 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'Mao the Monster? Or, Robert Bellah's Implicit Imperial Framework', Political Theology Today, 1-4 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'From Transcendence to Transgression', Poltical Theology Today, 1-6 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'Marxism and Religion: A Complete and Annotated Bibliography', The International Marxist-Humanist: Journal of the International Marxist-Humanist Organisation, 1 December 1-34 (2012)
2012 Boer RT, 'Engels's contradictions: A Reply to Tristram Hunt', International Socialism: A Quarterly Journal of Socialist Theory, - 195-204 (2012) [C1]
2012 Boer R, 'Lenin on Freedom', Monthly Review, 20 February (2012)
2012 Boer RT, 'The immeasurably creative politics of job: Antonio Negri and the bible', SubStance, 41 93-108 (2012) [C2]
2012 Boer RT, 'Engels and women, intimately: Of pleasure, agency and literary worlds', Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory, 40 161-178 (2012) [C1]
2012 Boer RT, 'Pure givenness of the call/event: Between Alain Badiou and Jean-Louis Chrétien', Colloquium, 44 163-176 (2012) [C1]
2012 Boer RT, 'EP Thompson and the psychic terror of Methodism', Thesis Eleven, 110 54-67 (2012) [C1]
2012 Boer R, 'Between Utopia and Dystopia in Romania', Arena Magazine, 39-40 (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'Orientalist Camp: The Case of Allen Edwardes', Relegere, 2 133-151 (2012)
2012 Boer RT, 'Sacred landscapes [Book review]', Cultural Studies Review, 18 316-320 (2012) [C3]
2012 Boer RT, 'Criticism of heaven or of earth? On the dialectical possibilities of religion and historical materialism', Islamic Perspective, - 179-204 (2012) [C1]
2011 Boer RT, 'The robbery of language? On Roland Barthes and myth', Culture, Theory and Critique, 52 213-231 (2011) [C1]
2011 Boer RT, 'Nurturing the indwelling protest: Max Horkheimer and the dialectic of religious resistance and betrayal', Religion and Theology, 18 380-397 (2011) [C1]
2011 Boer RT, 'Opium, idols and revolution: Marx and Engels on religion', Religion Compass, 5 698-707 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1749-8171.2011.00317.x
2011 Boer RT, 'Paul's uncertain translations', The Bible and Critical Theory, 7 27-43 (2011) [C1]
2011 Boer RT, 'Review of Mark K. George, 'Israel's Tabernacle as Social Space'. Ancient Israel and Its Literature 2. Atlanta and Leiden: SBL and Brill, 2009', The Bible and Critical Theory, 7 73-74 (2011) [C3]
2011 Boer RT, Kelso J, 'Editorial: The Bible and Critical Theory, Resurrected', The Bible and Critical Theory, 7 i-ii (2011) [C3]
2011 Boer RT, 'Editorial: Biblical Politics', The Bible and Critical Theory, 7 i (2011) [C3]
2011 Boer RT, 'From the Bad Seeds to Fleshly Readings', Bulletine, Senter for tverrfaglig kjonnsforskning, 1-11 20-22 (2011) [C3]
2011 Boer RT, 'Marxism and eschatology reconsidered', Mediations, 25 39-59 (2011) [C1]
2011 Boer RT, 'Reformation and revolution: Concerning the interpretation of Luther in Marx and Engels', Sino-Christian Studies, - 45-72 (2011) [C1]
2011 Boer R, 'Political Theology: Between East and West', Sino-Christian Studies: An International Journal of Bible, Theology and Philosophy, 12 213-220 (2011) [C2]
2011 Boer RT, Andrews A, 'Thin economics, thick moralising: Red Toryism and the politics of nostalgia', Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 40 16-24 (2011) [C1]
2011 Boer RT, 'Western Marxism and death', Journal for the Study of Christian Culture, - 233-251 (2011) [C1]
2011 Boer RT, 'The fate of Christian communism', the minnesota review, 77 111-130 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1215/00265667-1422607
Citations Scopus - 1
2011 Boer RT, 'Kapitalfetisch: 'The Religion of Everyday Life'', International Critical Thought, 1 416-426 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/21598282.2011.640159
2011 Boer RT, 'Against 'Reception History'', The Bible and Interpretation, - 1-4 (2011) [C3]
2011 Boer RT, 'The unbearable idealism of biblical scholarship', The Bible and Interpretation, - 1-4 (2011) [C3]
2011 Boer R, 'Ten Tips for Singing Karaoke with a Filipino Crew', Heading Overseas, 1-2 (2011)
2011 Boer R, 'Sailing the Seven Seas: How to Travel by Container Ship', Heading Overseas, 1-2 (2011)
2011 Boer R, 'Viktig å la seg utfordre (It is Important to Let Yourself Be Challenged)', Kilden: Informasjonssenter for Kjønnsforskning, 1-3 (2011)
2011 Boer RT, 'Keeping the faith: The ambivalent commitments of Friedrich Engels', Studies in Religion-Sciences Religieuses, 40 63-79 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0008429810389019
Citations Scopus - 1
2011 Boer RT, 'Before October: The unbearable romanticism of Western Marxism', Monthly Review Zine, - 1-5 (2011) [C2]
2011 Boer RT, 'Father Thomas J. Hagerty: A forgotten religious socialist', Monthly Review Zine, - 1-4 (2011) [C2]
2011 Boer RT, 'The new Luther? Marx and the reformation as revolution', Monthly Review Zine, - 1-7 (2011) [C2]
2011 Boer RT, 'Norman Gottwald: A pioneering Marxist biblical scholar', Monthly Review Zine, - 1-4 (2011) [C2]
2011 Boer R, 'Letters from China: On Imperial Tombs', Political Theology Today, 1-3 (2011)
2011 Boer R, 'Letters from China: Rethinking Religion and the State', Political Theology Today, 1-3 (2011)
2011 Boer RT, 'The total depravity of Nick Cave's literary world', Literature and Theology, 25 312-328 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/litthe/frr022
2011 Boer R, 'Sunset Limited', Arena Magazine, 36-40 (2011)
2011 Boer R, 'Bodies, Language and People in the Ukraine', Arena Magazine, 43-46 (2011)
2011 Boer R, 'Returning to Bulgaria', Arena Magazine, 44-45 (2011)
2011 Boer RT, 'Marxism and the spatial analysis of early Christianity: The contribution of G.E.M. de Ste. Croix', Religion, 41 411-430 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/0048721X.2011.577825
2011 Boer RT, 'Fitzgerald, John, Fika J. van Rensburg, and Herrie van Rooy, eds. 'Animosity, the Bible, and Us: Some European, North American, and South African Perspectives' Society of Biblical Literature Global Perspectives on Biblical Scholarship 12', Review of Biblical Literature, 10 1-3 (2011) [C3]
2011 Boer RT, 'The patriarch's nuts: Concerning the testicular logic of biblical Hebrew', Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality, 5 41-52 (2011) [C1]
2011 Boer RT, 'Hearing around corners: Nick Cave and the philosophy of music', Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception, 1 227-257 (2011) [C1]
2011 Boer RT, 'In Zinzendorf Territory: Deep in the snow and Christian communism of Herrnhut', Arena, November 44-46 (2011) [C3]
2011 Boer R, 'Escort Exegesis', Theology and Sexuality, 17 199-206 (2011) [C3]
DOI 10.1558/tse.v17i2.199
2011 Boer RT, 'Letters from the road: Lenin on miracles', The Blog for Political Theology, - 1-5 (2011) [C3]
2011 Boer RT, 'Lenin's interpretation of the parable of the tares and the wheat', The Blog for Political Theology, - 1-4 (2011) [C3]
2011 Boer RT, 'Letters from the Road: Lenin and Spiritual Booze', The Blog for Political Theology, - 1-3 (2011) [C3]
2011 Boer RT, 'From bricklayers to cleaning the yard: On Lenin's writing of parables', The Blog for Political Theology, - 1-3 (2011) [C3]
2011 Boer RT, 'Letters from China: Roman catholics and the state', The Blog for Political Theology, - 1-2 (2011) [C3]
2011 Boer RT, 'Letters from China: Early Chinese Christian Socialism', The Blog for Political Theology, - 1-2 (2011) [C3]
2011 Boer RT, 'Marxism and religion today - A survey', Yearbook of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Marxism Abroad, - 318-330 (2011) [C1]
2011 Boer RT, 'Theology and the event: The ambivalence of Alain Badiou', The Heythrop Journal, 52 234-259 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-2265.2010.00641.x
Citations Web of Science - 1
2010 Boer RT, 'Marx and the Gospel of John', Journal of Religion and Society, 12 1-10 (2010) [C1]
2010 Boer RT, 'Revelation and revolution: Friedrich Engels and the apocalypse', Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, 6 1-23 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2010 Boer RT, 'The Leading Article in No. 179 of the Kolnische Zeitung. The young Marx and theology', Religion and Theology, 17 83-103 (2010) [C1]
2010 Boer RT, 'God, Pain and Love in the Music of Nick Cave', Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, 22 1-19 (2010) [C1]
2010 Kelso J, Boer RT, 'Introduction', The Bible and Critical Theory, 6 1-3 (2010) [C3]
2010 Boer RT, 'The Paradoxes of the secular state', Islamic Perspective, 92-108 (2010) [C1]
2010 Boer R, Mejrup K, '¿¿Religion and Political Thought,¿ 24-25 September 2010, University of Copenhagen', Sino-Christian Studies: An International Journal of Bible, Theology and Philosophy, 10 213-218 (2010) [C2]
2010 Boer RT, 'Quailing before the real: Terry Eagleton and ethics', The Hobgoblin, 4 (2010) [C2]
2010 Boer R, 'Why (Biblio)blog?', Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 39 17-21 (2010)
2010 Boer R, 'Elitism, Colonialism, and the Independence of Biblical Studies: Reflections on the Lemche-Avalos Debate', Bible and Interpretation, 2010 1-5 (2010) [C1]
2010 Boer RT, 'Red Tories', Arena Magazine, 106 31-34 (2010) [C3]
2010 Boer RT, 'Ten tips on using a squat toilet on a Chinese train', Aussie Travel Advice, (2010) [C3]
2010 Boer RT, 'The six most sensual places on Earth', Aussie Travel Advice, (2010) [C3]
2010 Boer RT, 'Greenland's passenger ferries: All life is there', Travel Mag: The Independent Spirit, (2010) [C3]
2010 Boer R, 'Alone on the Waddenzee: The Netherlands by Bike', Travel Mag: The Independent Spirit, 1-8 (2010) [O1]
2010 Boer RT, 'The Ethical Failure of Terry Eagleton', Monthly Review, 1-8 (2010) [C1]
2010 Boer RT, 'Wilhelm Weitling, the first German communist', Monthly Review, 2 (2010) [C1]
2010 Boer RT, 'A difficult love affair?: On the relation between Marxism and theology', Monthly Review, 1-15 (2010) [C1]
2010 Boer RT, 'That hideous pagan idol: Marx, fetishism and Graven Images', Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory, 38 93-116 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03017600903454413
Citations Scopus - 1
2010 Boer R, 'Friends, Radical and Estranged: Bruno Bauer and Karl Marx', Religion and Theology: a journal of contemporary religious discourse, 17 358-401 (2010) [C1]
2010 Boer RT, 'Dungog: The spatial production of a country church', Australian Religion Studies Review, 23 29-45 (2010) [C1]
2010 Boer R, 'Postcard from China', Arena Magazine, 39-41 (2010)
2010 Boer R, 'On the Dalmatian Coast', Arena Magazine, 34-36 (2010)
2010 Boer R, 'On Peter¿s Sutton¿s Pietism', Arena Magazine, 31-33 (2010)
2010 Boer RT, 'Too many dicks at the writing desk, or, how to organise a prophetic sausage fest', Theology and Sexuality, 16 95-108 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1558/tse.v16i1.95
2009 Boer R, 'Our Christian Prime Minister: Kevin Rudd and Catholic Social Teaching', New Matilda, 1-3 (2009)
2009 Boer R, 'Apocalyptic and Apocalypticism in the Poetry of E. P. Thompson', Spaces of Utopia, 7 34-53 (2009) [C1]
2009 Boer R, 'Editorial: The Bible and Critical Theory', The Bible and Critical Theory, 5 1-3 (2009)
2009 Boer RT, 'Eco-justice, multivocality, the religious left and the ghosts of revolution: A reply to Aichele, Elvey and Jobling', The Bible and Critical Theory, 5 23.1-23.12 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.2104/bc090023
2009 Boer RT, 'The balloon and the book: On Calvin and the bible', Journal for the Renewal of Religion and Theology, 5 1-10 (2009) [C1]
2009 Boer R, 'E.P. Thompson, Antinomianism and the Theology of William Blake', Sino-Christian Studies: An International Journal of Bible, Theology and Philosophy, 8 31-52 (2009) [C1]
2009 Boer R, 'Of Flowers, Opium and Protest: Biblical Studies and Marxist Criticism of Religion', Bulletin of the Council of Societies for the Study of Religion, 38 1-4 (2009)
2009 Boer RT, 'The Bible and religious right', Bible and Interpretation, (2009) [C2]
2009 Boer RT, 'On idolatry', Bible and Interpretation, (2009) [C2]
2009 Boer R, 'Biblijski motivi u filmovima Alfreda Hickoka¿ (Biblical Motifs in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock)', Dnevni List Danas, 1-2 (2009) [O1]
2009 Boer RT, 'The full story: On Marxism and religion', International Socialism, - 161-179 (2009) [C2]
2009 Boer RT, 'As cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves: Towards a worldly left', New Politics, 12 58-67 (2009) [C1]
2009 Boer RT, 'The forgetfulness of Julia Kristeva: Psychoanalysis, Marxism and the taboo of the mother', Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 33 259-276 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0309089209102496
2009 Boer RT, 'The new old atheists', Australian Marxist Review, 10-19 (2009) [C2]
2009 Boer RT, 'John Calvin and the Paradox of Grace', Colloquium, 41 22-40 (2009) [C1]
2009 Boer R, 'Narratives of Environmental Catastrophe', State of Nature, 1-6 (2009)
2009 Abraham I, Boer RT, ''God Doesn't Care': The Contradictions of Christian Zionism', Religion & Theology, 16 90-110 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1163/156973109x450037
2009 Boer RT, 'Love, pain and redemption in the music of Nick Cave', Literature & Aesthetics, 19 159-168 (2009) [C1]
2009 Boer R, 'Made in USSR', Arena Magazine, 45-47 (2009)
2009 Boer R, 'A Greenland Diary', Arena Magazine, 67-69 (2009)
2009 Boer R, 'Road Kill', Arena Magazine, 42-43 (2009)
2009 Boer RT, 'Utopia, dystopia and uchronia in Chronicles', The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 9 9-13 (2009) [C1]
2009 Boer R, 'The Myth of the Holy Land', New Matilda, 1-4 (2009)
2009 Boer RT, 'What shall we do with ungodly rulers? On Calvin, theology and politics', Australian EJournal of Theology, - 1-23 (2009) [C1]
2008 Boer R, 'Religion and Utopia in Fredric Jameson', Utopian Studies, 19 285-312 (2008) [C1]
2008 Boer R, 'The New Secularism', Arena Journal, 29/30 35-57 (2008) [C1]
2008 Boer R, 'On Christian Communism: The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Kautsky', Arena Journal, 31 63-78 (2008) [C1]
2008 Boer R, 'A Titanic Phenomenon: Marxism, History and Biblical Society', Historical Materialism: research in critical Marxist theory, 16 141-166 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1163/156920608X357756
Citations Web of Science - 1
2008 Boer R, 'An Intrinsic Eagleton?', The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, 9 1-16 (2008) [C1]
2008 Boer R, 'Stolen Bibles', Religion Compass, 1-6 (2008)
2007 Boer R, 'The Search for Redemption: Julia Kristeva and Slavoj ¿i¿ek on Marx, Psychoanalysis and Religion', Filozofija i Dru¿tvo (Philosophy and Society), 32 153-176 (2007)
2007 Boer R, 'Althusser's Catholic Marxism', Rethinking Marxism: a journal of economics culture and society, 19 469-486 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/08935690701571128
2007 Boer R, 'The Sacred Economy of Ancient "Israel"', Scandinavian Journal for the Old Testament, 21 29-48 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09018320601170965
2007 Boer R, 'From Plato to Adam: The Biblical Exegesis of Walter Benjamin', The Bible and Critical Theory, 3 6.1-6.13 (2007) [C1]
2007 Boer R, 'The Actuality of Karl Kautsky: On Materialist Reconstructions of Ancient Israel and the Early Church', The Bible and Critical Theory, 3 40.1-40.23 (2007) [C1]
2007 Boer R, 'Socialism, Christianity and Rosa Luxemburg', Cultural Logic: an electronic journal of marxist theory and practice, 10 1-31 (2007) [C1]
2007 Boer R, 'Skin Gods: Circumcising the Built Male Body', Journal of Men Masculinities and Spirituality, 1 35-44 (2007) [C1]
2007 Boer R, 'Keeping it Literal: The Economy of the Song of Songs', Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 7 1-14 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.5508/jhs.2007.v7.a6
2007 Boer R, 'The perpetual allure of the Bible for Marxism', HISTORICAL MATERIALISM-RESEARCH IN CRITICAL MARXIST THEORY, 15 53-77 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1163/156920607X245832
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2007 Boer R, 'The Conundrums of Giorgio Agamben: A Commentary on A Commentary to the Letter to the Romans', Sino-Christian Studies: An International Journal of Bible, Theology and Philosophy, 3 1-26 (2007)
2007 Boer R, 'Twenty-Five Years of Marxist Biblical Criticism', Currents in Biblical Research, 5 298-321 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1476993X07077963
2007 Boer R, Abraham I, 'The antinomies of Christian zionism', Sociologija, 49 193-204 (2007) [C1]

Defining Christian Zionism as conservative Christian support for the state of Israel, and an influential political force, especially in the United States, this article outlines fo... [more]

Defining Christian Zionism as conservative Christian support for the state of Israel, and an influential political force, especially in the United States, this article outlines four antinomies of such a position. Firstly, although Christian Zionism argues that it is purely theological, that it follows God's will irrespective of any politics, and although mainstream Zionism is resolutely political, we argue that such a separation is impossible. Indeed, mainstream Zionism cannot avoid being influenced by Christian Zionism's political agenda. Secondly, despite the efforts by mainstream Zionism to use Christian Zionism in order to influence US foreign policy in the Middle East, mainstream Zionism is playing with fire, since Christian Zionists wish to convert or annihilate all Jews. Thirdly, Christian Zionism is the ultimate version of anti-Semitism, for it wishes to get rid of Arabs (as hindrances to the Zionist project) and then dispense with Jews. (Both Arabs and Jews are by definition Semites.) Finally, since Christian Zionists are fundamentalist Christians, they must take the Old and New Testaments at their word. However, this position is impossible to hold, and in order to resolve the tension they must resort to the violence of the final conflict, Armageddon.

DOI 10.2298/SOC0703193B
2006 Boer R, 'The fantasy of genesis 1-3', Biblical Interpretation, 14 309-331 (2006) [C1]

In beginning the search for an adequate theory of literary production in biblical studies, this article seeks to bring together the theoretical sophistication of psychoanalytic st... [more]

In beginning the search for an adequate theory of literary production in biblical studies, this article seeks to bring together the theoretical sophistication of psychoanalytic studies of Genesis 1-3 and the historical concerns of other studies. The argument is that Genesis 1-3 may be understood in terms of fantasy, particularly in its five modes of narrative occlusion, the paradox of emergence and loss, intersubjective desire, the inherent transgression and the empty gesture. The schema of fantasy also offers the groundwork for a theory of literary production: it takes as its starting point the idea that the reality that lies 'behind' the text, that seems to inform it, is in fact highly unstable, subject to the unsettling presence of a much deeper, unknown fantasmatic kernel. © 2006 Brill Academic Publishers.

DOI 10.1163/156851506777825296
2006 Boer R, 'Political Myth: Fable, Politics and the Bible', International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 2 1621-1625 (2006) [C1]
2006 Boer R, 'On fables and truths', Angelaki - Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 11 107-116 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09697250601029267
2006 Boer R, 'Spirituality', Spisanie Edno, 1 49-49 (2006)
2006 Boer R, 'An Un-Original Tale: Utopia Denied in Enuma Elish', Arena Journal, 25/26 136-152 (2006) [C1]
2006 Boer R, 'Under the Influence? The Bible, Culture and Nick Cave', Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, 12 1-20 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.3138/jrpc.12.1.003
2006 Boer R, 'Phases of the Gonic: Re-Reading Genesis to Joshua as Myth', ¿ume¿¿my¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ (Literary Journal), 13 18-18 (2006)
2006 Boer R, 'Beholden to whom? A manifesto for biblical studies', AUMLA-Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 105 (2006) [C1]
2005 Boer RT, 'Prolegomena to the History of Israel, with a reprint of the article "Israel" from the Encyclopaedia Britannica.', JOURNAL OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE, 124 349-354 (2005)
2005 Boer R, 'Paul Ricoeur: 27 February 1913 - 20 May 2005', Radical Philosophy: journal of socialist feminist philosophy, 133 69-72 (2005) [C1]
2005 Boer R, 'Women first? On the legacy of 'primitive communism'', Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 30 3-28 (2005) [C1]

One of the most important contributions to the study of the Hebrew Bible in the last 25 years is the argument for a mode of production unique to early Israel. Variously called the... [more]

One of the most important contributions to the study of the Hebrew Bible in the last 25 years is the argument for a mode of production unique to early Israel. Variously called the communitarian (Norman Gottwald), household (Carol Meyers), domestic (David Jobling and Ronald Simkins), or familial (Gail Yee), such a mode of production urges a firm basis in the study of political economics or Marxism. However, another feature of these arguments (apart from Simkins) is that such a mode of production was at least comparatively better for women. The concern of this article is to trace such a motif back through the work of biblical scholars to Marshall Sahlins, the anthropologist who first proposed the domestic mode of production, and then to the crucial work of Friedrich Engels, Lewis Henry Morgan, and J.J. Bachofen. What this article finds is that primitive communism has a more durable legacy in biblical studies than may at first appear. © 2005 SAGE Publications.

DOI 10.1177/0309089205057775
Citations Scopus - 3
2005 Boer R, 'Secularism, Utopia and the Discernment of Myth', Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, 15 35-45 (2005) [C1]
2005 Boer R, '¿¿¿u¿¿¿m ¿¿ u¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿ ¿u¿¿u¿m¿ (A Manifesto for Biblical Studies)', ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ (Culture), 23-24 14-15 (2005)
2005 Boer R, 'Terry Eagleton and the Vicissitudes of Christology', Cultural Logic: an electronic journal of marxist theory and practice, 8 1-22 (2005) [C1]
2005 Boer R, '¿¿¿¿¿¿um¿ ¿¿¿¿u (Queer Heroes)', ¿ume¿¿my¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ (Literary Journal), 22 12-12 (2005)
2005 Boer R, 'Political Myth, or, Foreign Policy and the Fantasy of Israel', Arena Journal, 23 77-96 (2005) [C1]
2005 Boer R, 'Gates to the Garden: Nick cave og bibelteksternes efterliv (Gates to the Garden: The Afterlives of Nick Cave)', Fønix, 29 31-47 (2005)
2004 Boer R, 'The Bible and the Beekeeper¿s Manual: Raymond Williams and Religion', Arena Journal, 22 159-177 (2004)
2004 Boer R, 'The Bible and the Beekeeper's Manual: Raymond Williams and Religion', Arena Journal, 22 159-177 (2004) [C1]
2004 Boer R, 'Althusser, Myth and Genesis 1-3', Journal of Philosophy and Scripture, 1 1-9 (2004) [C1]
2002 Boer R, 'The bowels of history, or the perpetuation of Biblical myth in Walter Benjamin', JNT-JOURNAL OF NARRATIVE THEORY, 32 371-390 (2002) [C1]
2001 Boer R, 'Explorer Hermeneutics, or Fat Damper and Sweetened Tea', Semeia, 88 71-95 (2001)
2001 Boer R, 'Introduction: Vanishing Mediators?', Semeia, 88 1-12 (2001)
2000 Boer R, 'King Solomon Meets Annie Sprinkle', Semeia, 82 151-182 (2000)
2000 Boer R, 'The Second Coming: Repetition and Insatiable Desire in the Song of Songs', Biblical Interpretation: a journal of contemporary approaches, 8 276-301 (2000)
2000 Boer R, 'Bilbies, Gumnuts and Thanksgiving, or, the Commodified Religious Imagination in Australia and America', Australian Religious Studies Review, 13 40-55 (2000)
2000 Boer R, 'A Slacker¿s Guide to Postmodernism', Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 2-3 1-7 (2000)
2000 Boer R, 'Marxism and the Bible', Journal of Social Change and Critical Inquiry, 2 1-18 (2000)
1999 Boer R, 'The Resurrection Engine of Michel de Certeau', Paragraph: a journal of modern critical theory, 22 199-212 (1999)
1999 Boer R, 'On the Road to Nowhere: Another Look at the Pilgrim People', Uniting Church Studies, 5 15-32 (1999)
1999 Boer R, 'Genesis as a Cultural Event', Religious Studies Review: a quarterly review of publications in the field of religion and related disciplines, 25 350-357 (1999)
1998 Boer R, 'Western Marxism and the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible', Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 23 3-21 (1998)

How does western Marxism influence the study of the Hebrew Bible? Through the work of scholars such as Norman Gottwald and David Jobling. The influence of both scholars is traced ... [more]

How does western Marxism influence the study of the Hebrew Bible? Through the work of scholars such as Norman Gottwald and David Jobling. The influence of both scholars is traced by using a Marxist dialectical method that seeks out contradictions, class conflict, ideology, and mode of production. Gottwald's work is characterized by a series of fruitful contradictions: dispassionate style and passionate content, tributary and communitarian modes of production, capitalism and democratic socialism and historiography and Utopian writing. Jobling has moved from an earlier structuralist phase to a Marxist poststructuralism with a specific focus on liberationist hermeneutics. The basic contradiction is the use of First World critics to articulate a politics that looks outside that context. These problems are symptomatic of the tensions and class conflicts that face biblical critics working within late capitalism.

DOI 10.1177/030908929802307801
Citations Scopus - 1
1998 Boer R, 'Second Isaiah: Biblical Theology and Historical Materialism', Biblical Interpretation: a journal of contemporary approaches, 6 181-204 (1998)
1997 Boer R, 'National Allegory in the Hebrew Bible', Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 22 95-116 (1997)
DOI 10.1177/030908929702207405
Citations Scopus - 1
1996 Boer R, 'Green Ants and Gibeonites: B. Wongar, Joshua 9 and Some Problems of Postcolonialism', Semeia, 129-152 (1996)
1996 Boer R, 'Collectively Postmodern', Australian Religion Studies Review, 9 92-103 (1996)
1995 Boer R, 'Theology and Cultural Studies', Australian Religion Studies Review, 8 94-99 (1995)
1995 Boer R, 'Preaching Dungog: The Australian Rural Parish as a Site for Cultural Criticism', Uniting Church Studies, 1 25-46 (1995)
1995 Boer R, 'Christological Slippage and Ideological Structures in Schwarzenegger's 'Terminator'', Semeia, 69-70 165-193 (1995)
Citations Web of Science - 1
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Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Boer R, 'Marxism and Religion Reconsidered in a Chinese Context', Proceedings of the Third Nishan Forum, 21-23 May, 2014, Jinan, China (2014) [E2]
2012 Boer RT, Boer R, 'A Revolution is a Miracle: Lenin and the Translatability of Politics and Religion' (2012)
2012 Boer R, 'Reconsidering the Veneration of a Revolutionary Leader' (2012)

Other (21 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Boer R, 'Flavours of a Political Soup', ( issue.5 January 2015 pp.1-3). Newcastle, Australia: Fairfax Media (2015)
2014 Boer R, 'Is China Communist?', ( pp.1-15): Philosophers for Change (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'The ¿Failure¿ of Communism: A ¿Fall¿ Narrative', ( pp.1-22): Philosophers for Change (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer RT, Boer R, 'Lenin and Religion', ( issue.21 January pp.1-8) (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'In Defence of Engels', ( pp.1-20): Philosophers for Change (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'Nudging: Can Reform Make a Better Society? A Response to Charles Mathewes and Christina McRorie', ( issue.25 February pp.1-4): Maney publishing (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'Thomas Müntzer and East Germany (DDR)', ( pp.1-7): Maney Publishing (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'Marx on Genesis 3', ( issue.19 March pp.1-12): Maney publishing (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'Religion and Political Thought: Introduction', ( pp.1-3). USA: Maney Publishing (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'Revolutionary Christianity: Friedrich Engels and the Aufhebung of Religion', ( pp.1-11). USA: Many Publishing (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'Stalin as a Theological Student', ( issue.12 November 2014 pp.1-6). London: Maney Publishing (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'Religion and Civil Society: From Alienation to Constitutive Resistance', ( pp.1-8): Maney Publishing (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'Adam Smith, Storyteller', ( pp.1-9): Maney publishing (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom: Revolutionary Christianity Arrives in China', ( issue.21 May pp.1-9): Maney publishing (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'One Hundred Years of Political Theology: Roland Boer¿s Top Ten', ( issue.24 January pp.1-4): Maney Publishing (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'The Fetish: Marx and the Aufhebung of Religion', ( issue.23 April 2014 pp.1-5): Maney publishing (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'Between Religion and Politics: Towards a Model of Translation', ( issue.16 July 2014 pp.1-5): Maney publishing (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'Foucault's Care', ( issue.20 February pp.1-8): Maney Publishing (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'Stalin's Biblical Rhetoric', ( issue.10 December 2014 pp.1-6). London, UK: Maney Publishing (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'Saint Iosif: Stalin and Religion', ( pp.1-7). USA: Maney Publishing (2014) [O1]
2014 Boer R, 'To Make Sense of Modern China, You Simply Can¿t Ignore Marxism', ( issue.28 November 2014 pp.1-3): The Conversation Media Group (2014) [O1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 34
Total funding $1,940,443

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


Highlighted grants and funding

Chinese Marxism: Concerning the Sinification of Marxism in Chinese Academia$25,000

The project title is Chinese Marxism: On the Sinification of Marxism in Chinese Academia. It focuses on two key areas, philosophy and literary criticism, and analyses how Marxist approaches have developed and changed in a Chinese context. In particular, the project will analyse such scholarship in order to identify its unique insights. It will also enable Chinese scholars to engage with and be directly involved in international debates concerning Marxist approaches, for these voices have not been heard sufficiently well.

Funding body: Beijing Federation of Social Sciences

Funding body Beijing Federation of Social Sciences
Project Team
Scheme Centre for Studies on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

20153 grants / $42,981

Chinese Marxism: Concerning the Sinification of Marxism in Chinese Academia$25,000

The project title is Chinese Marxism: On the Sinification of Marxism in Chinese Academia. It focuses on two key areas, philosophy and literary criticism, and analyses how Marxist approaches have developed and changed in a Chinese context. In particular, the project will analyse such scholarship in order to identify its unique insights. It will also enable Chinese scholars to engage with and be directly involved in international debates concerning Marxist approaches, for these voices have not been heard sufficiently well.

Funding body: Beijing Federation of Social Sciences

Funding body Beijing Federation of Social Sciences
Project Team
Scheme Centre for Studies on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

Religion, Marxism and Secularism$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Roland Boer, Doctor Euridice Charon-Cardona, Doctor Tom Griffiths, Doctor James Juniper, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Conjoint Professor Marion Maddox, Doctor Sara Motta, Doctor Christina Petterson, Doctor Timothy Stanley
Scheme Strategic Networks Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500896
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2015 International Visitor from Fudan University, China$2,981

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roland Boer, Assoicate Professor Shuangli Zhang
Scheme International Research Visiting Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401297
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20142 grants / $15,890

Religion and Radicalism Research Network$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Timothy Stanley, Professor Roland Boer, Professor Hilary Carey, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Conjoint Professor Marion Maddox, Doctor Kathleen McPhillips, Doctor Christina Petterson
Scheme Strategic Networks Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400933
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Bible and Critical Theory (convenor), University of Otago, New Zealand, 10-11 December, 2014$890

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Roland Boer
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401356
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $184,000

The Sacred Economy$184,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roland Boer
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200278
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20123 grants / $282,000

Religion and Political Thought$122,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Religion in Political Life$100,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team
Scheme FEDUA Research Institutes' Programs Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Unfinished Business: On Marxism and Religion$60,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roland Boer
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100281
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20111 grants / $25,000

Religion and Political Thought$25,000

Funding body: Macquarie University

Funding body Macquarie University
Project Team
Scheme Near-Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20101 grants / $65,000

Religion and Political Thought$65,000

Danish Research Council Grant for Religion and Political Thought
Funding body Unknown
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

20093 grants / $153,000

The Critisism of Heaven and Earth$138,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Roland Boer
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189854
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Faculty of Education and Arts New Staff Grant$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Religion and Political Thought$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Roland Boer
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190519
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20055 grants / $519,000

Demanding the Impossible$360,000

Funding body: Monash University

Funding body Monash University
Project Team
Scheme Monash University Grant Support Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Political Myth and the Bible$114,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Religion and Political Thought$31,000

Funding body: Monash University

Funding body Monash University
Project Team
Scheme North America Steering Group Collaborative Research Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Institute for Religion and Politics$10,000

Funding body: Monash University

Funding body Monash University
Project Team
Scheme Research Project Development Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Grant$4,000

Funding body: Monash University

Funding body Monash University
Project Team
Scheme Distinguished Visiting Scholar Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20043 grants / $40,500

Demanding the Impossible$30,000

Funding Body: Monash University Funding Scheme: Monash University Grant Support Scheme Description: Utopian literature in Australia

Funding body: Monash University

Funding body Monash University
Project Team
Scheme Monash University Grant Support Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Caught in the Prolegomena$7,500

Funding body: Monash University

Funding body Monash University
Project Team
Scheme Small Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Catholic Marxism$3,000

Funding body: Monash University

Funding body Monash University
Project Team
Scheme Project Completion Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20031 grants / $5,760

Political Myth$5,760

Small Grant, Monash University, for Political Myth
Funding body Unknown
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20022 grants / $37,000

Critical Theory and the Bible$30,000

Funding body: University of Queensland

Funding body University of Queensland
Project Team
Scheme Research Infrastructure Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Political Myth$7,000

Funding body: Monash University

Funding body Monash University
Project Team
Scheme Research Initiative Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20012 grants / $59,212

Culture and Belief$49,212

Funding body: Monash University

Funding body Monash University
Project Team
Scheme Research Strengths Support Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Critical Theory and the Bible$10,000

Funding body: University of Queensland

Funding body University of Queensland
Project Team
Scheme Research Concentration Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20001 grants / $380,000

Post-Marxism and the Bible$380,000

Funding body: Monash University

Funding body Monash University
Project Team
Scheme Logan Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

19921 grants / $1,600

Jameson and Jeroboam$1,600

Funding body: University of New England

Funding body University of New England
Project Team
Scheme Research Support Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

19911 grants / $1,500

Jameson and Jeroboam$1,500

Funding body: University of Sydney

Funding body University of Sydney
Project Team
Scheme Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 1991
Funding Finish 1991
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

19901 grants / $1,000

Jameson and Jeroboam$1,000

Funding body: University of Sydney

Funding body University of Sydney
Project Team
Scheme Herbert Johnson Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1990
Funding Finish 1990
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

19891 grants / $1,000

Jameson and Jeroboam$1,000

Funding body: University of Sydney

Funding body University of Sydney
Project Team
Scheme Herbert Johnson Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1989
Funding Finish 1989
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

19882 grants / $126,000

Jameson and Jeroboam$120,000

Funding Body: Commonwealth Scholarship Funding Scheme: Canadian Commonwealth Scholarships Description: Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship to McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Funding body Unknown
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 1988
Funding Finish 1991
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Jameson and Jeroboam$6,000

Funding Body: Trustees of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in the State of New South Wales Funding Scheme: Research Grant Description: Research Grant, Trustees of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in the State of New South Wales
Funding body Unknown
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 1988
Funding Finish 1988
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Religion and Ideology in Yehud in the Persian Era: A Samoan Hermeneutics
Religious Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014 Time, Space and Utopian Home: Ernst Bloch's Interpretation of Marxism and Religion
Religious Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012 Liberation Hermeneutics: An Intertextual Analysis of the Interpretation of the Gospel of Mark in Liberation Movements.
Religious Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
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News

Professor Roland Boer signing contracts in Beijing with Professor Li Cuiling, director of the Centre for Studies on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

Religion, Marxism and Secularism awarded international grant

July 1, 2015

The University of Newcastle's Religion, Marxism and Secularism Network has been awarded the first international research grant from the City of Beijing, China.

The Conversation

To make sense of modern China, you simply can’t ignore Marxism

December 1, 2014

Roland Boer, a Professor from the University of Newcastle's Faculty of Education and Arts, talks China and Marxism in The Conversation.

UON theologian awarded Deutscher Memorial Prize

UON theologian awarded Deutscher Memorial Prize

November 18, 2014

Roland Boer has been awarded the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize for his book, In the Vale of Tears: on Marxism and Theology V, and for his entire series, Criticism of Heaven and Earth.

Professor Roland Boer

Position

Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Philosophy, Religion and Theology

Contact Details

Email roland.boer@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5370

Office

Building McMullin
Location Please note: For current and up-to-date information, see stalinsmoustache.org

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