Annual Symposium on Information and Religion
Center for the Study of Information and Religion
Fall 2014 Symposium
Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.
Kent State Student Center, Room 317
Robert Fowler, Ph.D.
Professor of Religion, Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio
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“The Gutenberg Parenthesis of the Bible, or,
Why Everything You Know About the Bible Is Wrong”
Robert Fowler is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio, where he has taught for 34 years. For 21 years he was chairperson of the department. He earned his Ph.D. in Bible from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He is perhaps best known for his literary-critical studies of the Gospel of Mark: Loaves and Fishes: The Function of the Feeding Stories in the Gospel of Mark (Society of Biblical Literature) and Let the Reader Understand: Reader-Response Criticism and the Gospel of Mark (Trinity Press International). As a member of "The Bible and Culture Collective,” he collaborated in the writing of The Postmodern Bible (Yale University Press). Among the courses on the Bible that he teaches regularly is "History of the Bible," which he describes as a survey of the media history of the Bible, from ancient oral culture to the Electronic Age.