Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate was invited to serve as one of four senior editors to Oxford University Press’s reference work, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts. Plate’s fellow co-editors come from the United States and Europe.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts (OEBA) will be an in-depth, comprehensive reference work covering the cultural history of biblical texts, themes, characters, images and the Bible itself in the literary, visual and musical arts. It will address an increasing need for reliable scholarly resources in this growing field among scholars and students of biblical literature, religious studies and the academic humanities in general.
The encyclopedia will be a two-volume work situated among OUP’s many reference works, and ultimately will be available online and cross-referenced with the other reference works.