Bob Fowler's Publications

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Books

Let the Reader Understand: Reader-Response Criticism and the Gospel of Mark (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2001). (To see a larger image of the cover, click here.)
I collaborated as a member of "The Bible and Culture Collective" (= George Aichele, Fred Burnett, Elizabeth Castelli, Bob Fowler, David Jobling, Stephen Moore, Gary Phillips, Tina Pippin, Regina Schwartz, and WilhelmWuellner) in writing a book entitled The Postmodern Bible, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995). (To see a larger image of the cover, click here.) Our book was translated into Portuguese, as A Bíblia pós-moderna, by Barbara Theoto Lambert (Sao Paulo, Brazil: Ediçoes Loyola, 2000). (To see a larger image of this cover, click here.)
Let the Reader Understand: Reader-Response Criticism and the Gospel of Mark (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991). (To see a larger image of the cover, click here.)
Loaves and Fishes: The Function of the Feeding Stories in the Gospel of Mark, Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation Series, no. 54 (Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1981). (To see a larger image of the cover, click here.)


Edited Book

New Paradigms for Bible Study: The Bible in the Third Millennium, edited with Edith Blumhofer and Fernando Segovia (New York and London: T & T Clark International, 2004).


Articles and Essays (selected)

"The End of the Bible As We Know It: The Metamorphosis of the Biblical Traditions in the Electronic Age," in Literary Encounters with the Reign of God: Festschrift for Robert C. Tannehill, ed. Paul Kim and Sharon Ringe (New York and London: T & T Clark International, 2004), pp. 341-356.

A chapter of my 1991 book, Let the Reader Understand: Reader-Response Criticism and the Gospel of Mark, was translated into Danish, in an anthology of essays entitled Læsninger og tolkninger af Det Nye Testamente, ed. Geert Hallbäck and Troels Engberg-Pederson (Copenhagen: Forlaget ANIS, 2000), pp. 321-40. that examines a variety of new approaches to the interpretation of the New Testament. (To see a larger image of the cover, click here.)

"The Fate of the Notion of Canon in the Electronic Age," Forum 9 (1993 [published in 1996]): 151-172.

"How the Secondary Orality of the Electronic Age Can Awaken Us to the Primary Orality of Antiquity, or What Hypertext Can Teach Us About the Bible, with Reflections on the Ethical and Political Issues of the Electronic Frontier," presented to the Semiotics and Exegesis Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 19, 1994.

"Networking Religious Studies," in The Proceedings of the 1993 MacBeth Conference on Computing in the Liberal Arts (Bethany, WV: Bethany College, 1993).

"Reader-Response Criticism: Figuring Mark's Reader," in Mark and Method: New Approaches in Biblical Studies, ed. Janice Capel Anderson and Stephen D. Moore (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992), pp. 50-83. (For a larger image of the cover, click here.)
"Postmodern Biblical Criticism," Foundation & Facets Forum 5 (1989): 3-30.

"The Rhetoric of Direction and Indirection in the Gospel of Mark," Semeia 48 (1989): 115-34.

"Who Is 'the Reader' in Reader Response Criticism?," Semeia 31 (1985): 5-23.


Book Reviews of: (selected)

Richard W. Swanson, Provoking the Gospel: Methods to Embody Biblical Storytelling Through Drama, in Review of Biblical Literature (2005) http://www.bookreviews.org/BookDetail.asp?TitleId=4260.

George Aichele, The Control of Biblical Meaning: Canon as Semiotic Mechanism, in Review of Biblical Literature (2004) http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleID=1400.

Donald H. Juel, The Gospel of Mark, in Religious Studies Review 28 (January 2002): 75-76.

John P. Keenan, The Gospel of Mark: A Mahayana Reading, in Review of Biblical Literature (1998) [http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=2380&CodePage=2135,2380].

Daniel Patte, Ethics of Biblical Interpretation: A Reevaluation, in The Journal of Biblical Literature 116 (1997): 325-27.

John G. Cook, The Structure and Persuasive Power of Mark: A Linguistic Approach, in Religious Studies Review 22 (1996): 247.

John Paul Heil, The Gospel of Mark as a Model for Action, in Critical Review of Books in Religion 1994 (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1996), pp. 205-206.

Donald H. Juel, Master of Surprise: Mark Interpreted, in Religious Studies Review 21 (1995): 235.

Stephen D. Moore, Mark and Luke in Poststructuralist Perspectives, in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 55 (1993): 812-13.

Robert Detweiler and William Doty, eds., The Daemonic Imagination, in Journal of the American Academy of Religion 61 (1993): 357-58.

David B. Howell, Matthew's Inclusive Story, in Critical Review of Books in Religion 1992 (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1993), pp. 218-20.

Stephen D. Moore, Literary Criticism and the Gospels, in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 53 (1991): 711-13.

Edgar V. McKnight, Postmodern Use of the Bible, in Critical Review of Books in Religion 1990 (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1990), pp. 75-78.

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Robert M. Fowler, Department of Religion, Baldwin-Wallace College, 275 Eastland Road, Berea, Ohio 44017, USA. 440-826-2173 (voice) 440-826-3264 (fax).     Date last modified: March 14, 2005.     To send me comments by email, select this link. To visit the BW Religion Department home page, select this link.

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