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Alissa Jones Nelson
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Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Arts, English Language and Literature,
(1999 - 2002)
University of St Andrews
Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics
(2005 - 2009)
- Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship (2005 - 2009)
- Academic Hall of Honor, Azusa Pacific University (2010 - Present)
- American Academy of Religion (2012 - Pres)
- Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (2012 - Pres)
- Society for Digital Humanities (2012 - Pres)
Edward Said, Contrapuntal Hermeneutics and the Book of Job: Power, Subjectivity and Responsibility in Biblical Interpretation. BibleWorld Series. London: Equinox, March 2012.
‘Contrapuntal Hermeneutics: Semantics, Edward W. Said, and a New Approach to Biblical Interpretation’. Pages 203-212 in Thinking Towards New Horizons: Collected Communications to the XIXth Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, Ljubljana 2007. Edited by Matthias Augustin and Michael Niemann. New York/Oxford: Peter Lang, 2008. Commissioned by the editors. 3,500 words.
‘Job in Conversation with Edward Said: The “Outsider” as Ethical and Pedagogical Dilemma in Biblical Interpretation’. In The SBL FORUM (January 2009). Online at http://www.sbl-site.org/publications/article.aspx?articleId=797. Solicited as a result of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. 3,000 words.
‘Prosperity Gospel and Liberation Theology’. Pages 1015-1016 in The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. Edited by Daniel Patte. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Solicited as a result of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the SBL. 400 words.
‘Justice and Biblical Interpretation Beyond Subjectivity and Self-Determination: A Contrapuntal Reading on the Theme of Suffering in the Book of Job’. In Political Theology 11 no. 3 (2010): 431-452. 7,000 words.
‘Echoes of Augustine in Liberation Theology’. In A Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine. Edited by Karla Pollmann and Willemien Otten. Solicited by the editors. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming. 2,500 words.