14. Introduction: Butler's Bodies that Matter
Critical Theory and Early Christianity - Walter Benjamin, Gilles Deleuze, Alain Badiou, and Judith Butler - Matthew G. Whitlock
Matthew G. Whitlock [+]
This chapter provides (1) a brief biography of Judith Butler; (2) an examination of her key theories and ideas, including bodies that matter, gender performativity, and agency, (3) a summary of how her theories have contributed and can continue to New Testament Studies and Early Christian Studies, (4) a preview of the three essays in this volume on Butler and early Christianity, (5) and a bibliography, including both primary and secondary literature.