Ed. by Helmer, Christine / McKenzie, Steven Linn / Römer, Thomas Chr. / Schröter, Jens / Walfish, Barry Dov / Ziolkowski, Eric
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The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Online has been selected as a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of 2020. CHOICE is a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. EBR Online is one of only 11 digital resources chosen. It has been recognized with this award due to the excellence of its scholarship and presentation and for its great significance to its field of research
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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 Christine Helmer, Thomas Römer, Steven L. McKenzie, 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.
EBR is also available in a print version.
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John Boyles (Abilene, Tex., USA). Kiss VIII. Film
"The ‘biblical kiss’, as it appears in film, is the subject tackled by Boyles (after other authors examine it in the Bible, Judaism, Christianity, music, etc.). “Two categories of kiss from the Bible appear on film. First are scenes of familial or intimate kissing. … Second are scenes of kisses within a religious context…” The carefulness and thoroughness of the Encyclopedia are once again on display here. There is simply so much from the Bible which has impacted literally every corner of modern life."
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Joanne Davis (London, United Kingdom). Labor (Childbirth) IV. Christianity E. World Christianity
"Davis notes in her contribution focusing on World Christianity, that “There are two concerns in World Christianity with respect to the biblical reception of labor and childbearing. The first concerns the significance of passages in the Bible … The second concern is the great incidence of maternal and infant death in childbirth.” Her description in what follows is incredibly informative. And her essay demonstrates, as though such were needed, the incredibly important contributions to biblical studies and religion that women are making and have made."
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