CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title: First comprehensive encyclopedia of interdisciplinary and international biblical reception
Contains Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, and historical contexts
Spans biblical reception in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and other religions as well as in literature, visual arts, music, and film
Approx. 1,500 new articles per year
Non-restrictive DRM – allows for an unlimited number of simultaneous users campus / institution-wide
The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception is the first-ever and only comprehensive reference work on the Bible and its reception. Since 2009 and the publication of its initial entries, the encyclopedia has continued to be a groundbreaking reference work and is a must-have for institutions in the humanities, social and cultural sciences, as well theology and religious studies. The encyclopedia contains the most current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible in the canons within Judaism and Christianity. It documents the history of biblical reception, not only in Christian churches and the Jewish Diaspora, but also in Islam, other non-Western religious traditions and movements. Unprecedented in breadth and scope, it innovates, however, by recording how biblical texts have been read, interpreted and integrated into thought, science and culture throughout the centuries. This reference is the pioneer which compiles the most recent scientific research on the reception of the Bible in an array of academic disciplines such as classical, literary and religious studies and archaeology as well as in cultural fields like literature, visual arts, music, film and dance. Its content is the result of an interdisciplinary approach which transcends a purely theological or religious perspective. In addition, the encyclopedia is interreligious (Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other religions, including new religious movements) from the aspect of both its content and its authors. Edited by an international team of scholars, EBR’s authors (currently nearly 4,000) work in over 50 countries. This ensures the international character of the entries and the up-to-date quality of the articles. The renowned editorial board is presided over by Constance Furey, Steven L. McKenzie, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, and Eric J. Ziolkowski. Feedback on Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Online from the academic community has been resoundingly positive. The print edition of the encyclopedia was the winner of the 2010 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title award.
Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Online uses a powerful search engine that makes it easy to search for content.
Essential resource for scholars in Biblical, Cultural, and Religious Studies and related fields
Regular updates of over 1,500 articles per year
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