As the 2016 US Presidential election continues to heat up, pundits are paying increased attention to the Bible and politics. However, the most telling moments are not who gets the Bible right -chapter and verse- but who is reading between the lines. Sophomore Jessica Loving reflected on this sort of reading for her final paper in Dr. Richard Newton’s Introduction to New Testament class at Elizabethtown College.
Our series on the power of words features a reflexive research essay by Abby Sanders. Her exegesis of “the temple prostitute” of Genesis 38 turned into an odyssey through the languages and desires of readers past. With the mentorship of Elizabethtown College professor Dr. Christina Bucher, an undergraduate student visits whom this character is written … Continue reading Looking in Vain for the Temple Prostitute
Richard Newton moderates a panel on "Teaching the Bible with Technology," a joint session of the Academic Teaching & Biblical Studies and Global Educational & Research Technology Program Units of the Society of Biblical Literature at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. We bring you a round-up of abstracts and related dynamic … Continue reading Teaching the Bible with Technology #AARSBL15
The New Testament is a collection of first-century Mediterranean notes between people interested in the burgeoning Jesus movement. Translated, edited, and collated, these writings have since become a touchstone in the cultural heritage of the West. We will attempt to situate New Testament texts in light of the artifacts and social drama of the period … Continue reading REL 226 (WCH): The New Testament
The Wabash Center is a premier space for professional development for educators in Religious Studies and Theology. Through workshops, consultations, a journal, and a number of social media projects, the center has played a substantial part in the development of best practices and best practitioners. At the 2015 Reception for New Teachers, I was invited … Continue reading Wabash Center for Teaching & Learning in Religion & Theology