Biblical Blood-Lines: From Foundational Corpus to the Far Right Bible

Strømmen, H. (2017) Biblical Blood-Lines: From Foundational Corpus to the Far Right Bible. Biblical Interpretation, 25 (4-5). pp. 555-573. ISSN 1568-5152

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In this article I explore the way in which popular perceptions of the Bible have become drawn into the ideology of the contemporary far right. By examining the far-right ideology that inspired Anders Behring Breivik’s terrorist attacks in Norway on 22 July 2011, I demonstrate how the Bible goes from operating as a foundational corpus for ‘Western culture’, to being employed as a militant mouthpiece calling for violent defence of this culture. Analysing the simultaneous recourse and resistance to Enlightenment interpretations of the Bible in this far-right milieu allows for a better understanding of the connections between dominant discourses about the Bible and more marginal and extreme ideologies.

Publication Type: Articles
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religious studies
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Arts and Humanities > Theology, Philosophy and Religion
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router Jisc
Depositing User: Publications Router Jisc
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 14:33
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2019 01:10

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