A native of Ireland, Stephen D. Moore received a PhD in New Testament from the University of Dublin (Trinity College) in 1986. He subsequently taught at Trinity, and also at Yale Divinity School, Wichita State University, and the University of Sheffield before coming to Drew in 1999. His research centers on the interface of biblical studies and other contiguous fields, especially literary studies, cultural studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, and ecological studies.
 
 

Biblical Literature II: Gospels, Letters, Apocalypse
Methods of Biblical Interpretation
The Gospel of Mark
Luke-Acts
The Johannine Literature
Unveiling Revelation
The Bible after Postmodernism
The Bible, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism
Poststructuralist Theory and the Study of Religion

 

Books Authored:
Literary Criticism and the Gospels: The Theoretical Challenge. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1989.

Mark and Luke in Poststructuralist Perspectives: Jesus Begins to Write. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1992.

Poststructuralism and the New Testament: Derrida and Foucault at the Foot of the Cross. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1994.

The Postmodern Bible. Co-authored with George Aichele et al. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995.

God's Gym: Divine Male Bodies of the Bible. Routledge: New York and London, 1996.

God's Beauty Parlor: And Other Queer Spaces in and around the Bible.  Contraversions: Jews and Other Differences Series. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001.

Empire and Apocalypse: Postcolonial Studies and New Testament Studies. The Bible in the Modern World Series. Sheffield, U.K.: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2006.

The Bible in Theory: Critical and Postcritical Essays. Resources for Biblical Study Series.  Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature Publications, 2010.

The Invention of the Biblical Scholar: A Critical Manifesto. Co-authored with Yvonne Sherwood. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2011.

Revelation. New Testament Guides Series. Sheffield, U.K.: Sheffield Phoenix Press, forthcoming.

Revealing the New Testament. [Digital textbook.] South Orange, NJ: Thinking Strings, forthcoming.

Books and Thematic Issues of Journals Edited:
Poststructuralism as Exegesis. Edited with David Jobling. Semeia 54. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1991.

Mark and Method: New Approaches in Biblical Studies. Edited with Janice Capel Anderson. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992. Revised and expanded second edition, 2008.

Biblical Studies and the New HistoricismBiblical Interpretation 5:4 (thematic issue), 1997.

Auguries: The Jubilee Volume of the Sheffield Department of Biblical Studies. Edited with David J. A. Clines. JSOT Supplement Series, 269. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998.

Biblical Studies/Cultural Studies: The Third Sheffield Colloquium. Edited with J. Cheryl Exum. Gender, Culture, Theory, 7. JSOT Supplement Series, 266. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998.

In Search of the Present: The Bible through Cultural Studies. Semeia 82. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 2000.

New Testament Masculinities. Edited with Janice Capel Anderson. Semeia Studies. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature Publications; Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 2003.

Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: Interdisciplinary Intersections. Edited with Fernando F. Segovia. The Bible & Postcolonialism Series. London and New York: T. & T. Clark International, 2005.

Anatomies of Narrative Criticism: The Past, Present, and Futures of the Fourth Gospel as Literature.  Co-edited with Tom Thatcher.  Resources for Biblical Study, 55.  Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature Publications, 2008.

Planetary Loves: Spivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology.  Co-edited with Mayra Rivera.  Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia Series.  New York: Fordham University Press, 2010.

New Testament Criticism: A Methodological Reader. Co-edited with Janice Capel Anderson.  Oxford, UK: Blackwell, forthcoming.

Divinanimality: Creaturely Theology. Forthcoming.

Refereed and Invited Articles:
"Negative Hermeneutics, Insubstantial Texts: Stanley Fish and the Biblical Interpreter." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 54:4 (1986): 401-13.

"Narrative Commentaries on the Bible: Context, Roots, and Prospects." Forum 3:3 (1987): 29-62.

"The 'Post-' Age Stamp: Does It Stick? Biblical Studies and the Postmodernism Debate." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 57:3 (1989): 543-59.

"Rifts in (a Reading of) the Fourth Gospel, or: Does Johannine Irony Still Collapse in a Reading That Draws Attention to Itself?" Neotestamentica 23:1 (1989): 5-18.

"Stories of Reading: Doing Gospel Criticism as/with a 'Reader.'" Biblical Theology Bulletin 19:3 (1989): 85-93.

"The Gospel of the Look." Semeia 54 (1991): 159-96.

"Illuminating the Gospels without the Benefit of Color: A Plea for Concrete Criticism." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 60:2 (1992): 257-79.

"'Mirror, Mirror....': Lacanian Reflections on Malbon's Mark." Semeia 62 (1993): 165-71.

"Are There Impurities in the Living Water That the Johannine Jesus Dispenses? Deconstruction, Feminism, and the Samaritan Woman." Biblical Interpretation 1:2 (1993): 207-27. Reprinted in The Interpretation of John, edited by John Ashton. 2nd edition. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1997.

"The Beatific Vision as a Posing Exhibition: Revelation's Hypermasculine Deity." Journal for the Study of the New Testament 60 (1995): 27-55.

"True Confessions and Weird Obsessions: Autobiographical Interventions in Literary and Biblical Studies." Semeia 72 (1995): 19-51.

"Gigantic God: Yahweh's Body." Journal for the Study of the Old Testament   (1996): 87-115.

"History after Theory? Biblical Studies and the New Historicism." Biblical Interpretation 5:4 (1997): 288-98.

"The Quest of the New Historicist Jesus" (with Susan Lochrie Graham). Biblical Interpretation 5:4 (1997): 437-63.

"Taking It Like a Man: Masculinity in 4 Maccabees" (with Janice Capel Anderson).
Journal of Biblical Literature 117:2 (1998): 249-73.

"The Book of Procrastination." Parallax: A Journal of Metadiscursive Theory and Cultural Practices 5:1 (1999): 56-58.

"Between Birmingham and Jerusalem: Biblical Studies and Cultural Studies." Semeia 82 (2000): 1-32.

"The Song of Songs in the History of Sexuality." Church History 69:2 (2000): 328-49.

"Radical Orthodox Sex? Francis Watson's Pauline Sexual Ethic." Journal for the Study of the New Testament 25:1 (2002): 97-107.

"Unsafe Sex: Feminism, Pornography, and the Song of Songs" (with Virginia Burrus). Biblical Interpretation 11:1 (2003): 24-52.

"A Modest Manifesto for New Testament Literary Criticism: How to Interface with a Literary Studies Field That Is Post-Literary, Post-Theoretical, and Post-Methodological." Biblical Interpretation 14 (2006): 1-24.

"The Empire of God and the Postcolonial Era."  Reflections 95:1 (2008): 69-71.

"Biblical Studies 'after' Theory: Onwards Towards the Past. Part One: After 'after Theory' and Other Apocalyptic Conceits" (with Yvonne Sherwood).  Biblical Interpretation 18:1 (2010): 1-27.

"Part Two: The Secret Vices of the Biblical God" (with Yvonne Sherwood). Biblical Interpretation 18:2 (2010): 87-113.

"Part Three: Theory in the First and Second Waves" (with Yvonne Sherwood). Biblical Interpretation 18:3 (2010): 191-225.

"How Typical a Roman Prostitute is Revelation's 'Great Whore'"? (with Jennifer A. Glancy). Journal of Biblical Literature 130:3 (2011): 543-62.

"The Turn to "Empire" in Biblical Studies. Search, forthcoming.

Book Chapters:
"The Lives of Mark." Co-authored with Janice Capel Anderson. Pp. 1-22 in Mark and Method: New Approaches in Biblical Studies , edited by Janice Capel Anderson and Stephen D. Moore. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992.

"Deconstructive Criticism: The Gospel of the Mark." Pp. 84-102 in Anderson and Moore, Mark and Method.

"God's Own (Pri)son: The Disciplinary Technology of the Cross." Pp. 121-39 in The Open Text: New Directions for Biblical Studies?, edited by Francis Watson. London: SCM Press; Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1993.

"How Jesus' Risen Body Became a Cadaver." Pp. 268-81 in The New Literary Criticism of the New Testament, edited by Edgar V. McKnight and Elizabeth Struthers Malbon. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press; Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1994.

"Que(e)rying Paul." Pp. 250-74 in Auguries: The Jubilee Volume of the Sheffield Department of Biblical Studies, edited by David J.A. Clines and Stephen D. Moore.  JSOT Supplement Series, 269. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998.

"Revolting Revelations." Pp. 183-200 in The Personal Voice in Biblical Interpretation, edited by Ingrid Rosa Kitzberger. New York and London: Routledge, 1998.

"Some Ugly Thoughts on the Fourth Gospel at the Threshold of the Third Millenium." Pp. 239-47 in More Interpretations Than the World Can Contain: Readers and Readings of the Fourth Gospel, edited by Fernando Segovia. SBL Symposium Series, 4. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998.

"Ugly Thoughts: On the Face and Physique of the Historical Jesus." Pp. 376-99 in
Biblical Studies/Cultural Studies: The Third Sheffield Colloquium, edited by J. Cheryl Exum and Stephen D. Moore. Gender, Culture, Theory, 7; JSOT Supplement Series, 266. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998.

"Biblical Studies/Cultural Studies" (with J. Cheryl Exum). Pp. 19-45 in Exum and Moore, Biblical Studies/Cultural Studies.

"War Making Men Making War: The Performance of Masculinity in the Revelation to John." Pp. 84-94 in The Apocalyptic Imagination: Aesthetics and Ethics at the End of the World, edited by S. Brent Plate. Glasgow: Trinity St Mungo Press, 1999.

"Colonialism/Postcolonialism." Pp. 182-88 in A Handbook for Postmodern Biblical Interpretation, edited by A.K.M. Adam. St Louis: Chalice Press, 2000.

"'O Man, Who Art Thou...?' Masculinity Studies and New Testament Studies." Pp. 1-22 in New Testament Masculinities, edited by Stephen D. Moore and Janice Capel Anderson. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature Publications; Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 2003.

"Matthew and Masculinity" (with Janice Capel Anderson). Pp. 67-91 in Moore and Anderson. Atlanta: New Testament Masculinities.

"Mark and Empire: 'Zealot' and 'Postcolonial' Readings." Pp. 134-48 in Postcolonial Theologies: Divinity and Empire, edited by Catherine Keller, Michael Nausner and Mayra Rivera. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2004.

"Derridapocalypse" (with Catherine Keller). Pp. 189-207 in Derrida and Religion: Other Testaments, edited by Kevin Hart and Yvonne Sherwood. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

"Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: Beginnings, Trajectories, Intersections " (with Fernando F. Segovia). Pp. 1-22 in Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: Interdisciplinary Intersections, edited by Stephen D. Moore and Fernando F. Segovia. The Bible and Postcolonialism Series. London and New York: T. & T. Clark International.

"Questions of Biblical Ambivalence and Authority under a Tree outside Delhi; or, the Postcolonial and the Postmodern." Pp. 79-96 in Moore and Segovia, Postcolonial Biblical Criticism.

"Mark and Empire: 'Zealot' and 'Postcolonial' Readings." Pp. 193-205 in The Postcolonial Biblical Reader, edited by R. S. Sugirtharajah. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.

"Mark and Empire." Pp. 70-90 in Recognizing the Margins: Developments in Biblical and Theological Studies. Essays in Honor of Sean Freyne, edited by Werner G. Jeanrond and A. D. H. Mayes. Dublin, Ireland: Columba Press, 2006.

"Revelation." Pp. 436-54 in A Postcolonial Commentary on the New Testament Writings, edited by Fernando F. Segovia and R. S. Sugirtharajah. The Bible and Postcolonialism Series.  New York: T. & T. Clark International, 2007.

"Deconstructive Criticism: Turning Mark Inside-Out."  Pp. 95-110 in Mark and Method: New Approaches in Biblical Studies, edited by Janice Capel Anderson and Stephen D. Moore.  Expanded 2nd ed.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008.

"Afterword: Things Not Written in This Book."  Pp. 253-58 in Anatomies of Narrative Criticism: The Past, Present, and Futures of the Fourth Gospel as Literature, edited by Tom Thatcher and Stephen D. Moore.  Resources for Biblical Study, 55.  Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature Publications, 2008.

"The SS Officer at the Foot of the Cross: A Tragedy in Three Acts."  Pp. 42-59 in Between Author and Audience: Markan Narration, Characterization, and Interpretation, edited by Elizabeth Struthers Malbon.  Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2009.

"Metonymies of Empire: Sexual Humiliation and Gender Masquerade in the Book of Revelation." Pp. 71-97 in Postcolonial Interventions, edited by Tat-siong Benny Liew.  The Bible in the Modern World, 23. Sheffield, U.K.: Sheffield Phoenix Press.

"True Confessions and Weird Obsessions: Autobiographical Interventions in Literary and Biblical Studies." Pp. 146-62 in Men and Masculinities in Christianity and Judaism: A Critical Reader, edited by Bjorn Krondorfer.  Norwich, U.K.: SCM-Canterbury Press, 2009.

"Situating Spivak."  Pp. 15-30, 335-44 in Planetary Loves: Gayatri Spivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology, edited by Stephen D. Moore and Mayra Rivera.  Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia Series.  New York: Fordham University Press, 2010.

"A Tentative Topography of Postcolonial Theology" (with Mayra Rivera). Pp. 3-14, 331-35 in Moore and Rivera, Planetary Loves.

"Final Reflections on Biblical Masculinity." Pp. 240-55 in Men and Masculinity in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond, edited by Ovidiu Creanga. Sheffield, U.K.: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010.

"Paul after Empire."  Pages 9-23, 257-65 in The Colonized Apostle: Paul and Postcolonial Studies, edited by Christopher D. Stanley.  Paul in Critical Contexts Series.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2011.

"Postcolonial Readings of the Bible." In The New Cambridge History of the Bible; Volume IV: Modernity, Colonialism, and Their Successors, edited by John Riches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

"Why Are There No Humans or Animals in the Gospel of Mark?" In Mark as Story: Retrospect and Prospect, edited by Kelly R. Iverson and Christopher W. Skinner. Resources for Biblical Study Series. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature Publications, forthcoming.

"The Dog-Woman of Canaan, and Other Animal Tales in the Gospel of Matthew." In "For All Who Are Far Away": Culture, Power and Identity in the Interpretation of the New Testament, edited by Greg Carey and Francisco Lozada, Jr. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, forthcoming.