Part I. Testing utopia as a contemporary method in biblical studies. Worlds that could not be: realism and irrealism in Thomas More's Utopia / Terje Stordalen -- "Utopia where it is to be hoped that the coffee is a little less sour"?: Dr Who's "Utopia" and Chronicles / Gerrie Snyman -- World-building and temple-building: a game of utopian pastiche in 2 Chronicles 1-9 / Frauke Uhlenbruch -- Part II. After exile, under empire: utopian identity negotiations in Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles -- Exile, empire, and prophecy: reframing utopian concerns in Chronicles / Steven J. Schweitzer -- Re-negotiating a putative utopia and the stories of the rejection of foreign wives in Ezra-Nehemiah / Ehud Ben Zvi -- Writing and the Chronicler: authorship, ambivalence, and utopia / Donald Polaski -- Utopia in agony: the role of prejudice in Ezra-Nehemiah's ideal for restoration / Jeremiah Cataldo -- Part III. Searching for the place: theologies of Utopia. Taking the reader into utopia / Matthias Jendrek -- Die Suche nach dem ort in der Chronik: eine u-topie? / Thomas Willi -- Response / Vincent Geoghegan.
Utopias -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (LCSH)
Utopias -- Biblical teaching. (LCSH)
Utopias -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (fast)
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (fast)
Bible. Ezra -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Nehemiah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Chronicles -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.