Introduction; Reading Prophets; 1. "I am no prophet!": The Making of Amos - Philip Davies; 2. Filling the Gaps and Putting Huldah to Use - Judith McKinlay; 3. Paradoxes of Prophetic Language in Isaiah - Francis Landy; 4. Cyrus as a Pivotal Character in Understanding the Book of Isaiah as a Whole - Man Soo Choe; 5. Isaiah Redivivus - Norman Habel; 6. The Reconceptualization of the Davidic Covenant in the Books of Jeremiah - Marvin A. Sweeney Reading Literarily; 7. Literality, Metaphor and Intertextuality in Genesis 2 - Johnson Lim; 8. The Anomaly of Interpretation - Roland Boer; 9. Ezra's 'Lost Manuscripts': Narrative Context and Rhetorical Function - Katie Stott; Reading the Canon; 10. The Signifier's Body: Semiotics, Theology, and the Bible - George Aichele; 11. In the Midst of a Hermeneutical Conflict: The Canonical Form or Imagination? - Jang Se-Hoon; Engaged Readings; 12. Hear Then the Parable of the Seed: Reading the Agrarian Parables of Matthew 13 Ecologically - Elaine Wainwright; 13. Getting to Know You: The Curious Convergence of Modern Anti-Homophobic Interpretations of Genesis 19:5 with that of John Calvin - Michael Carden; 14. A Woman is being Beaten and maybe She Likes It?: Approaching Song of Songs 5:2-7 - Julie Kelso; 15. First Peoples, Minority Critics: From Nineveh to Oceania, With Jonah - Jione Havea; 16. Biblical Justice: Recompence, Revenge and Restoration - Paul Morris.
Michael Carden is Visiting Lecturer at the University of Queensland, Australia. His most recent book is Sodomy: A History of a Christian Biblical Myth (Equinox 2004). Julie Kelso is an Honorary Research Adviser in EMSAH. She is also a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at Bond University and is the Managing Editor of the e-journal The Bible and Critical Theory (Monash e-Press). Roland Boer is Associate Professor in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Monash University, Australia.