We are also delighted to announce that De Gruyter, the publishers of Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (EBR), which to date runs to 17 volumes, has very generously offered 30 days free access to the online EBR database to all those who have booked a place on our ‘The God who Speaks‘ event for the Year of the Word (2020).
The EBR is the definitive and authoritative source for biblical scholarship and contains over 30,000 articles written by over 4,000 authors from over 50 countries. Approximately 1,500 new articles are added each year by leading experts from over 20 fields. The database is fully searchable.
The editorial board is presided over by renowned international scholars: Constance Furey, Steven L. McKenzie, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, and Eric J. Ziolkowski. The print edition of the encyclopedia was the winner of the 2010 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title award.
The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) is a thirty-volume series that renders the current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible in its different canonic forms in Judaism and Christianity. Furthermore, it documents the history of the Bible’s reception, not only in the Christian churches and the Jewish Diaspora, but also in literature, art, music, and film, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and current religious movements. EBR moves into new terrain – the realm of reception history. The encyclopedia acknowledges that biblical texts not only have their own particular genetic background and setting, but also have been received, interpreted, and exerted their influence on countless and diverse religious, theological, and cultural settings.degruyter.com
Dr Jim West, who is one of the contributors and who has written several articles for the EBR will be giving the key note address at the ‘God who Speaks‘ event celebrating the launch of the Year of the Word (2020) at Newman University on 9th January 2020.
We are very grateful for the generosity of De Gruyter and to Jim West for arranging this wonderful offer. The reception of the Bible is an important area within the umbrella of biblical studies. It seeks to analyse the ways in which the Bible is used and has been understood throughout history, as well as its capacity to speak to and remain relevant within a changing world. It is this theme that we will be specifically addressing at the ‘God who Speaks’.
This event will feature a wine reception to celebrate and launch the Birmingham ‘Year of the Word’ programme as well as a series of talks and workshops exploring the use of the Bible within today’s world.
Sessions include: a discussion on the Bible in social media and non-faith settings; workshops on the Bible in the contemporary world of work (run by David McLoughlin), and working with people from non-traditional church backgrounds who are reading the Bible for the first time (with Symon Hill). The evening key-note address, following the launch reception, will be given by Rev. Dr. Jim West (Ming Hua Theological College) who will draw upon his experiences as an Old Testament scholar and church minister (Petros Baptist Church,Tennessee) and look at the pervasive presence of the Bible in Britain and America, in art, literature, film, and music. And how having an understanding of the Bible enriches our experience of our own culture.
More information can be found here: Events at Newman
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