Robert J. Myles is senior lecturer in New Testament at Wollaston Theological College in Perth, Western Australia.
This collection of essays, as its title indicates, probes the assumptions, perspectives, and influences of various New Testament books on class consciousness and class struggle in the ancient world. The editor, Robert Myles, lecturer in New Testament at Murdoch University, introduces the volume by reflecting on the Marxist notion of class struggle and the aspect of society's deepening tension between those who own and control the means of production and those who are exploited to do the actual work of production.
The volume as a whole delivers on its potential by opening up important lines of argument, recovery, and interpretation that come into focus through the prism of class. There is also a great deal of interaction with primary and secondary literatures, much of which is done well. . . this collection will be a welcome addition to academic libraries.