De Gruyter: The Bible and Its Reception

De Gruyter is providing an invaluable collection of works that will assist those involved in History of Interpretation, Wirkungsgeschichte, reception theory, and more. They are attempting to set new standards in the field of research with The Bible and Its Reception series. For those involved in this field of study, I heartily recommend you keeping an eye on these publications.

All information is from De Gruyter’s website.

Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR)

EBRThe projected thirty-volume Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) is intended to serve as a comprehensive guide to the current state of knowledge on the background, origins, and development of the canonical texts of the Bible as they were accepted in Judaism and Christianity. Unprecedented in breadth and scope, this encyclopedia also documents the history of the Bible’s interpretation and reception across the centuries, not only in Judaism and Christianity, but also in literature, visual art, music, film, and dance, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and new religious movements.

Handbooks of the Bible and Its Reception (HBR)

HBRThe series Handbooks of the Bible and Its Reception (HBR) provides comprehensive introductions to individual topics in biblical reception history. Based on the multi-volume reference work Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR)HBR offers broad and in-depth analyses of selected issues found in EBR. The Handbooks address a wide range of interdisciplinary matters, including reception of the Bible in various contexts and historical periods; in diverse geographic areas; in particular cultural, social, and political contexts; and in relation to important biblical themes, topics, and figures. HBR is an indispensable tool for scholars and students in the field of biblical reception.

Studies of the Bible and Its Reception (SBR)

SBRThe series Studies of the Bible and Its Reception (SBR) publishes monographs and collected volumes which explore the reception history of the Bible in a wide variety of academic and cultural contexts. Closely linked to the multi-volume project Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR), this book series is a publication platform for works which cover the broad field of reception history of the Bible in various religious traditions, historical periods, and cultural fields. Volumes in this series aim to present the material of reception processes or to develop methodological discussions in more detail, enabling authors and readers to more deeply engage and understand the dynamics of biblical reception in a wide variety of academic fields.

Journal of the Bible and Its Reception (JBR)

JBRThe Journal of the Bible and Its Reception (JBR) promotes the study of the reception history of the Bible in terms of both methodology and content. Published twice annually, JBR aims to shed light on the broader horizon of the impact of the Bible in a wide variety of academic fields and cultural settings.  Articles focus on the field of Reception History, delivering new research results as well as up-to-date academic discourse.  The journal also intentionally cultivates interdisciplinarity, covering a wide range of topics including reception of the Bible in Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other religions; in patristic, medieval, modern, contemporary, and postcolonial contexts; in film, music, literature, and visual arts; and in relation to politics, gender and sexuality, and a variety of other social and cultural issues.

De Gruyter is partnering with the Society of Biblical Literature to offer benefits and discounts on publications in biblical reception to SBL members.

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