1. Methodological Studies

Abrams, P. "History, Sociology, Historical Sociology". Past & Present 87 (1980): 3-16.

Agosto, E. "Social Analysis of the New Testament and Hispanic Theology: A Case Study". Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology 5 (1998): 6-29.

Barton, S. C. "Historical Criticism and Social-Scientific Perspectives in New Testament Study". Pages 61-89 in Hearing the New Testament. Edited by J. B. Green. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.
_____. "Social-Scientific Criticism". Pages 277-89 in Handbook to Exegesis of the New Testament. Edited by S. E. Porter. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1997.

Best, T. F. "The Sociological Study of the New Testament: Promise and Peril of a New Discipline". SJT 36 (1983): 181-94.

Blasi, A. J. "General Methodological Perspectives". Pages 61-79 in Handbook of Early Christianity. Edited by A. J. Blasi et al. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira, 2002.

Bloomquist, L. G., N. Bonneau & J. K. Coyle. "Prolegomena to a Sociological Study of Early Christianity". Social Compass 39 (1992): 221-39.

Botha, J. E. "Speech-Act Theory and Biblical Interpretation". Neot 41 (2007): 274-94.

Burke, P. "Review Essay: Historical Sociology". American Journal of Sociology 90 (1985): 905-908.
_____. Sociology and History. London: Allen & Unwin, 1980.

Cahill, M. "Sociology, the Biblical Text and the Christian Community Today". African Ecclesiastical Review 26 (1984): 279-86.

Chalcraft, D. J. The Bible and Sociological Theory. London: T&T Clark, FORTHCOMING.

Carney, T. F. The Shape of the Past: Models and Antiquity. Lawrence, KS: Coronado, 1975.

Cohn, B. S. "History and Anthropology: The State of Play". CSSH 22 (1980): 198-221.

Craffert, P. F. "The Anthropological Turn in New Testament Interpretation: Dialogue as Negotiation and Cultural Critique". Neot 29 (1995): 167-82.
_____. "Is the Emic/Etic Distinction a Useful Tool for Cross-Cultural Interpretation of the New Testament?". Religion & Theology 2.1 (1995): 14-37.
_____. "An Exercise in the Critical Use of Models: The 'Goodness of Fit' of Wilson's Sect Model". Pages 21-46 in Social Scientific Models for Interpreting the Bible. Edited by J. J. Pilch. BINS 53. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2000.
_____. "More on Models and Muddles in the Social-Scientific Interpretation of the New Testament: The Sociological Fallacy Reconsidered". Neot 26 (1992): 217-39.
_____. "On New Testament Interpretation and Ethnocentrism". Pages 449-68 in Ethnicity and the Bible. Edited by M. G. Brett. BINS 19. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1996.
_____. "Relationships between Social-Scientific, Literary, and Rhetorical Interpretation of Texts". BTB 26 (1996): 45-55.
_____. "The Stuff World-Views Are Made of". Scriptura 61 (1997): 193-212.
_____. "Taking Stock of the Emic-Etic Distinction in Social-Scientific Interpretations of the New Testament". Neot 28 (1994): 1-21.
_____. "Towards an Interdisciplinary Definition of the Social-Scientific Interpretation of the New Testament". Neot 25 (1991): 123-44.

Crook, Z. A. "Honor, Shame, and Social Status Revisited". JBL 128 (2009): 591-612.
_____. "Method and Models in New Testament Interpretation: A Critical Engagement with Louise Lawrence's Literary Ethnography". RelSRev 32 (2006): 87-97.
_____. "Reflections on Culture and Social-Scientific Models". JBL 124 (2005): 515-20.
_____. "Structure versus Agency in Studies of the Biblical Social World: Engaging with Louise Lawrence". JSNT 29 (2007): 251-75.

Domeris, W. R. "Sociology and Socio-History: Sociology and Social Historical Investigation". Pages 215-31 in Text and Interpretation. Edited by P. J. Hartin & J. Petzer. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1992.

Dunnill, J. "Methodological Rivalries: Theology and Social Science in Girardian Interpretations of the New Testament". JSNT 62 (1996): 105-19.

Dutcher-Walls, P. "Sociological Directions in Feminist Biblical Studies". Social Compass 46 (1999): 441-53.

Edwards, O. C. JR. "Sociology as a Tool for Interpreting the New Testament". ATR 65 (1983): 431-46.

Elliott, J. H. "On Wooing Crocodiles for Fun and Profit: Confessions of an Intact Admirer". Pages 5-20 in Social Scientific Models for Interpreting the Bible. Edited by J. J. Pilch. BINS 53. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2000.
_____. "Social-Scientific Criticism of the New Testament and Its Social World: More on Methods and Models". Semeia 35 (1986): 1-34.
_____. What Is Social-Scientific Criticism? GBS. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993.

Esler, P. F. The First Christians in their Social Worlds: Social-Scientific Approaches to New Testament Interpretation. London: Routledge, 1994.
_____. "Introduction: Models, Context and Kerygma in New Testament Interpretation". Pages 1-20 in Modelling Early Christianity. Edited by P. F. Esler. London: Routledge, 1995.
_____. "Models in New Testament Interpretation: A Reply to David Horrell". JSNT 78 (2000): 107-13.

Fenn, R. K. "Sociology and Social History: A Preface to a Sociology of the New Testament". JSP 1 (1987): 95-114.

Gager, J. G. "Shall We Marry Our Enemies? Sociology and the New Testament". Int 36 (1982): 256-65.

Garrett, S. R. "Sociology of Early Christianity". In  Anchor Bible Dictionary 6.89-99.

Garrett, W. R. "Sociology and New Testament Studies: A Critical Evaluation of Rodney Stark's Contribution". JSSR 29 (1990): 377-84.

Gosden, C. Anthropology and Archaeology. London: Routledge, 1999.

Holmberg, B. Sociology and the New Testament: An Appraisal. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1990.

Horrell, D. G. "Berger and New Testament Studies". In Peter Berger and the Study of Religion. Edited by L. Woodhead, P. Heelas & D. Martin. London: Routledge, 2001.
_____. "Models and Methods in Social-Scientific Interpretation: A Response to Philip Esler". JSNT 78 (2000): 83-105.
_____. "Social Scientific Interpretation of the New Testament: Retrospect and Prospect". Pages 3-27 in Social-Scientific Approaches to New Testament Interpretation. Edited by D. G. Horrell. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1999.

Isenberg, S. R. "Some Uses and Limitations of Social Scientific Methodology in the Study of Early Christianity". SBLSP (1980): 29-49.

Joubert, S. J. "A Kaleidoscope of Approaches: Paradigms, Paradigm-Changes and the Umwelt of the New Testament". Neot 28 (1994): 23-40.

Kee, H. C. Knowing the Truth: A Sociological Approach to New Testament Interpretation. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1989.

Kressel, G. M. "An Anthropologist's Response to the Use of Social Science Models in Biblical Studies". Semeia 68 (1996): 153-61.

Lawrence, L. J. Reading with Anthropology: Exhibiting Aspects of New Testament Religion. Carlisle: Paternoster, FORTHCOMING.

Leach, E. "Anthropological Approaches to the Study of the Bible during the Twentieth Century". Pages 73-94 in Humanizing America's Iconic Book. Edited by G. M. Tucker & D. A. Knight. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1982.

Leff, G. History and Social Theory. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971.

Malina, B. J. Christian Origins and Cultural Anthropology: Practical Models for Biblical Interpretation. Atlanta: John Knox, 1986.
_____. "Interpretation: Reading, Abduction, Metaphor". Pages 253-66 in The Bible and the Politics of Exegesis. Edited by D. Jobling, P. L. Day & G. T. Sheppard. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1991.
_____. The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology. 3rd ed. Louisville, KY: WJK Press, 2001.
_____. "Normative Dissonance and Christian Origins". Semeia 35 (1986): 35-55.
_____. "Rhetorical Criticism and Social-Scientific Criticism: Why Won't Romanticism Leave Us Alone?". Pages 72-101 in Rhetoric, Scripture and Theology. Edited by S. E. Porter & T. H. Olbricht. JSNTSup 131. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996.
_____. "The Social Sciences and Biblical Interpretation". Int 37 (1982): 229-42.
_____. "Three Theses for a More Adequate Reading of the New Testament". Pages 33-60 in Practical Theology: Perspectives from the Plains. Edited by M. G. Lawler & G. S. Ritsch. Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2000.
_____. "Who Are We? Who Are They? Who Am I? Who Are You (Sing.)? Explaining Identity, Social and Individual". Annali di Storia dell' Esegesi 24 (2007): 103-9.
_____. "Why Interpret the Bible with the Social Sciences?". American Baptist Quarterly 2 (1983): 119-33.

Martin, D. B. "Social-Scientific Criticism". Pages 125-41 in To Each Its Own Meaning. Edited by S. L. McKenzie & S. R. Haynes. Rev ed. Louisville: WJK Press, 1999.

Martin, L. H. "Comparativism and Sociobiological Theory". Numen 48 (2001): 290-308.

Mosala, I. J. "Social Scientific Approaches to the Bible: One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward". Journal of Theology for Southern Africa 55 (1986): 15-30.

Neyrey, J. H. "Social Science Modelling and the New Testament". BTB 26 (1986): 107-10.

Osiek, C. "Gospel and Enculturation: The Long Road". Religion & Theology 6 (1999): 83-92.
_____. "The Social Sciences and the Second Testament: Problems and Challenges". BTB 22 (1992): 88-95.

Pilch, J. J. "Interpreting the Bible with the Value Orientations Model: History and Prospects". BTB 32 (2002): 92-99.
_____. "Psychological and Psychoanalytical Approaches to Interpreting the Bible in Social-Scientific Context". BTB 27 (1997): 112-16.

Remus, H. "Sociology of Knowledge and the Study of Early Christianity". SR 11 (1982): 45-56.

Richter, P. J. "Recent Sociological Approaches to the Study of the New Testament". Religion 14 (1984): 77-90.
_____. "Social-Scientific Criticism of the New Testament: An Appraisal and Extended Example". Pages 266-309 in Approaches to New Testament Study. Edited by S. E. Porter & D. Tombs. JSNTSup 120. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995.

Robbins, V. K. "Social-Scientific Criticism and Literary Studies: Prospects for Cooperation in Biblical Interpretation". Pages 274-89 in Modelling Early Christianity. Edited by P. F. Esler. London: Routledge, 1995.
_____. The Tapestry of Early Christian Discourse: Rhetoric, Society and Ideology. London: Routledge, 1996.

Rohrbaugh, R. L. "Autobiographical Criticism: A Social-Scientific Response". Semeia 72 (1995): 247-58.
_____. "Foreignizing Translation". Pages 11-24 in The Social Sciences and Biblical Translation. Edited by D. Neufeld. Atlanta: SBL Publications, 2008.
_____. "Hermeneutics as Cross-Cultural Encounter: Obstacles to Understanding". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 62 (2006): 559-76.
_____. "Introduction". Pages 1-15 in The Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation. Edited by R. L. Rohrbaugh. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.
_____. "Methodological Considerations in the Debate over the Social Class Status of Early Christians". JAAR 52 (1984): 519-46.
_____. "Models and Muddles: Discussions of the Social Facets Seminar". Forum 3.2 (1987): 23-33.
_____. "Social Science and Literary Criticism: What is at Stake?". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 49 (1993): 221-33.
_____. "'Social Location of Thought' as a Heuristic Construct in New Testament Studies". JSNT 30 (1987): 103-19.

Rowland, C. C. "Reading the New Testament Sociologically: An Introduction". Theology 88 (1985): 358-64.

Scroggs, R. "The Sociological Interpretation of the New Testament". NTS 26 (1980): 164-79.
_____. "Sociology and the New Testament". Listening 21 (1986): 138-47.

Segal, R. A. "In Defense of the Comparative Method". Numen 48 (2001): 339-73.

Shaw, B. D. "Social Sciences and Ancient History". Helios 9 (1982): 17-57.

Skocpol, T. (ed.) Vision and Method in Historical Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Taylor, N. H. "Cognitive Dissonance and Early Christianity: A Theory and Its Application Reconsidered". Religion & Theology 5 (1998): 138-53.

Taylor, W. F. JR. "Cultural Anthropology as a Tool for Studying the New Testament: Part I". Trinity Seminary Review 18.1 (1996): 17-20.
_____. "Cultural Anthropology as a Tool for Studying the New Testament: Part II". Trinity Seminary Review 18.2 (1996): 69-82.
_____. "Sociological Exegesis: Introduction to a New Way to Study the Bible. Part I: History and Theory". Trinity Seminary Review 11.2 (1989): 99-110.
_____. "Sociological Exegesis: Introduction to a New Way to Study the Bible. Part II: Results". Trinity Seminary Review 12.1 (1990): 26-42.

Tidball, D. An Introduction to the Sociology of the New Testament. Exeter: Paternoster, 1983.

van Eck, E. "Socio-rhetorical Interpretation: Theoretical Points of Departure". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 57 (2001): 593-611.
_____. "Socio-rhetorical Interpretation in Practice: Recent Contributions in Perspectives". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 57 (2001): 1229-1253.

van Staden, P. & A. G. van Aarde. "Social-Description or Social-Scientific Interpretation? A Survey of Modern Scholarship". Hervormde Teologiese Studies 47 (1991): 55-87.

Wood, R. A. "The Use and Significance of Models for Historical Reconstruction". SBLSP (1991): 488-98.

Worgul, G. S. "Anthropological Consciousness and Biblical Theology". BTB 9 (1979): 3-12.