Bible

Religion & Theology

The Importance of the Bible’s Cultural Contexts

Constance Furey has recently started to work as main editor for the area Christianity on the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR). Here she talks about her new role, the EBR, and why the Bible’s cultural contexts matter.

Religion & Theology

The Importance of Bible Reception: An Interview with Benjamin Wright III

Why does Bible reception matter? We asked Benjamin Wright, scholar of Ancient Judaism and editor of the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (EBR).

Religion & Theology

P.S. There is no Bible 1.0

As no one would probably argue against the fact that the copyists and editors of these holy texts were themselves very much human, how can we be so sure they picked the “right” ones? Perhaps we are missing out on some important thoughts?

Religion & Theology

P.S. There is no Bible 1.0

While we’re rapidly approaching the third decade of the 21st century, the world seems weirdly out of whack. A postmodern plurality of everything – lifestyles, identities, interpretations of the world we live in – has led to an unprecedented degree of both personal freedom and a general uneasy feeling of uncertainty. This is the tightrope between boon and bane that members of modern Western society have to walk. Our uncertainty pertains to all aspects of life: Whom should I love? How do I raise my children? What makes me a good person? What should I do with my life?

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