Monthly Archives: June 2011

In defense of reception history

Last month, the Bible and Interpretation website published an op-ed piece in which Roland Boer comes out ‘against “reception history”’ (and, implicitly, the Blackwell Bible Commentaries series for popularizing the term; see footnote 1). Ironically, the occasion for this criticism seems … Continue reading

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Pepperdine Magazine Profiles Filmmaker Tom Shadyac

Although no entry on filmmaker Tom Shadyac appears in the recently-released Encyclopedia of Religion and Film (ed. Eric Mazur, 2010, Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO), Shadyac has left his mark on the reception history of the Bible with his films Bruce Almighty (arguably … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia of Religion and Film

Mazur, E. M., ed. 2011. Encyclopedia of Religion and Film. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. After numerous delays, the Encyclopedia of Religion and Film edited by Eric Michael Mazur (Gloria and David Furman Chair of Judaic Studies at Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk) … Continue reading

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Brief Bibliography for the Bible and Its Literary Afterlife

Last year, Anthony C. Swindell provided us with a ‘brief bibliography for the Bible and its literary afterlife,’ consisting of books published after the year 2000. With many apologies to Dr Swindell for our lack of alacrity during a period … Continue reading

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