See Michel FoucaultThe Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences (London: Tavistock1970). For a discussion of how Foucault’s conception of “the order of things” relates to how the study of the New Testament is configured see Penner and Lopez De-Introducing the New Testament pp. 25-70.
See Bruce LincolnDiscourse and the Construction of Society: Comparative Studies in Myth Ritual and Classification (New York: Oxford University Press1992); Bruno Latour On the Modern Cult of the Factish Gods (Science and Cultural Theory; Durham: Duke University Press 2010); and Penner and Lopez De-Introducing the New Testament pp. 213-35.