The New Testament as political documents
CITATION: Punt, J. 2016. The New Testament as political documents. Scriptura, 116(1):1-15, doi:10.7833/116-1-1280.
The original publication is available at http://scriptura.journals.ac.za
The political nature of the NT documents is carefully hidden away in the folds of a centuries-long tradition of Christianising and spiritualising the NT (and the Bible overall). The depoliticisation and demilitarisation of the NT works hand in glove with a long history of its dejudaising and equally long ghettoising of the Bible through narrow spiritual interpretation, obscuring or blurring its socio-political nature.