Dr David Tollerton



A New Hollywood Moses: On the Spectacle and Reception of Exodus: Gods and Kings, London, Bloomsbury, 2017.

The Book of Job in Post-Holocaust Thought, Sheffield, Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012.


Reconfiguring the Theodicy-Antitheodicy Boundary Among Responses to the Holocaust (forthcoming), The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, 2017

The Exile, the Nomad, and the Ghostly: Holocaust Memory and Identities of the Biblical at the Edge of Reception Studies (forthcoming), Biblical Interpretation, Brill Academic Publishers, 2017

"A New Sacred Space in the Centre of London": The Victoria Tower Gardens Holocaust Memorial and the Religious-Secular Landscape of Contemporary Britain, Journal of Religion and Society, vol. 19, Creighton University, 2017, a-22

Elie Wiesel and the Biblical Archetypes of the Contemporary Middle East, Journal of the Bible and its Reception, vol. 4, 2017

Britain's New Holocaust Memorial as Sacred Site, Material Religion: the Journal of Objects, Art and Belief, vol. 13, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2017

with Horrell DG, O‘Donnell KM, Religion and the Media in GCSE and A-Level Syllabuses: A Regrettable Gap and Proposals to Fill It, British Journal of Religious Education, Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles, 2016

Was Jewish 'Holocaust Theology' Ever Really About the Holocaust? Assessing the Roots and Implications of a Recurring Critique., Holocaust Studies: a Journal of Culture and History, vol. 22, 2016, 125-139

Multiculturalism, diversity, and religious tolerance in modern Britain and the BBC's Merlin, Arthuriana, vol. 25, no. 1, 2015, 113-127

Divine Violence Caught on Camera: Negotiating Text and Photography in Broomberg and Chanarin's Holy Bible, Biblical Reception, vol. 3, 2014, 146-160

Holocaust Representation and Judicial Proceedings Against God on the Stage and Screen, Modernism/Modernity, vol. 20, no. 1, 2013

Job of Suburbia? A Serious Man and Viewer Perceptions of the Biblical, Journal of Religion and Film, vol. 15, no. 2, 2012

Reading Job as Theological Disruption for a Post-Holocaust World, Journal of Theological Interpretation, vol. 3, no. 2, 2009

'A New Collection of Holy Scriptures'? Assessing Three Ascriptions of the Sacred to Holocaust Testimony within Jewish Theology, Holocaust Studies: a journal of culture and history, vol. 14, no. 3, 2008

Emancipation from the Whirlwind: Piety and Rebellion among Jewish-American Post-Holocaust and Christian Liberation Readings of Job, Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, vol. 2, no. 2, 2007


Moving Beyond 'Fatwa This!' Islamic Relationships with Noah and the Flood Narrative, in Burnette-Bletsch R, Morgan J (eds) Noah as Antihero, London: Routledge, 2017

When the Resurrected Biblical Epic Transferred to the Small Screen … and Promptly Died Again: A Critical Autopsy of the 2016 ABC Series Of Kings and Prophets., in Adams E, Bond H (eds) The Bible on Television, London: Bloomsbury, 2017

'Hmmm … But Loved the Plagues': On Engaging with Ridley Scott's Epic and its Audiences, in A New Hollywood Moses: On the Spectacle and Reception of Exodus: Gods and Kings, London: Bloomsbury, 2017, 1-8

Exodus: Gods and Kings and the Secular-Religious Transgression of Sacred Boundaries, in A New Hollywood Moses: On the Spectacle and Reception of Exodus: Gods and Kings, London: Bloomsbury, 2017, 152-166

Blasphemy! On Free Speech Then and Now, in Jesus and Brian: Exploring the Historical Jesus and His Times Via Monty Python's Life of Brian, London: Bloomsbury, 2015, 55-67

Reading Job as Theological Disruption for a Post-Holocaust World, in Carruthers J, Knight M, Tate A (eds) Literature and the Bible: A Reader, Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2013

Midrashic Tradition and Innovation in Post-Holocaust Retellings of Job, in Doležalová L, Visi T (eds) Retelling the Bible: Literary, Historical and Social Contexts, Bern: Peter Lang Verlag, 2011

Two Jewish-American Interpretations of the Book of Job in the Aftermath of the Holocaust: A Short Discussion of the Relationship between Job's Reception and its Ancient Production, in Matassa L, Silverman J (eds) Text, Theology and Trowel: Recent Research in Biblical Studies, Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2011