I propose to argue in this essay for the agenda and practices of a research institute that a new agenda and set of practices put forward by a particular research institute offers a compelling future for biblical studies. In order to make such an argument about a direction for the future, I think it important for me to provide my own unavoidably tendentious current perspective on the personal and intellectual experiences and challenges of the past that have led me to this point.
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Wimbush, Vincent L. "The Work We Make Scriptures Do For Us: An Argument for Signifying on Scriptures as Critical Orientation," in Transforming Graduate Biblical Studies, edited by Elisabeth Schuessler Fiorenza and Kent H. Richards, 355-366. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010.