Pamela Eisenbaum, Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins
Digital technology is transforming our world. An increasing number of people are using Bible apps and their digital devices (phones, tablets, computers) rather than print Bibles to access “the Bible.” This change of practice has significant implications for how people think about the Bible, what it is, and how we use it. We explore a number of digital technologies impacting our engagement with the Bible and critically reflect on how these technologies are changing not just how we engage the Bible, but perhaps the very nature of "Bible."
Today, when people hear someone mention the "Bible," they conjure an image of a book--perhaps black leather with gilded pages. "Bible" may connote many things, but, in material terms, we have always known it as a book. Will people still conceive of the Bible as a book 100 years from now?
Siker, Jeffrey S.. Liquid Scripture: The Bible in a Digital World . Fortress Press, 2017. ISBN: 978- 1506407869.
All other readings will be drawn from articles and essays available electronically or published on the web.
Here is an abbreviated description of the requirements for this course for your convenience. Be sure to follow all instructions for each assignment. Clicking on the link for each of the items listed takes you to those instructions.
|Sep 13, 2019||Fri||Wk One: Sept 9-15: Introductions | Getting Started Setting up Websites||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 20, 2019||Fri||Wk Two: Sept 16-23: Technological Trends and Ethical Issues | Features and Effects of Digital Technology||due by 05:59AM|
|Sep 27, 2019||Fri||Wk Three: Sept 23-29: Jeff Siker on the Bible in the Digital Age||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 04, 2019||Fri||Wk Four: Sept 30-Oct 6: Websites and Apps||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 08, 2019||Tue||Review of Website or App||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 11, 2019||Fri||Wk Five: Gathering Days: Bible as Interface, Part I||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 18, 2019||Fri||Wk Six: Oct 14-20: Bible as Interface Part II||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 25, 2019||Fri||Interface Assignment||due by 05:59AM|
|Oct 25, 2019||Fri||Wk: Seven: Oct 21-27: We Can Build an Interface!||due by 05:59AM|
|Nov 01, 2019||Fri||Wk Eight: Oct 28-Nov 3: Blogging, Tweeting, Translating, Googling, and Studying Scripture through Digital Media||due by 05:59AM|
|Nov 08, 2019||Fri||Wk Nine: November 4-10: The Impact of the Digital on the Theology of the Bible||due by 06:59AM|
|Nov 15, 2019||Fri||Week Nine: The Impact of the Digital on the Theology of the Bible||due by 06:59AM|
|Nov 16, 2019||Sat||Website - Portfolio of Work for Final Project||due by 06:59AM|