BAR 23:02, Mar/Apr 1997
New Orleans Gumbo
Plenty of spice at Annual Meeting
I suppose I should have known it would happen someday. Perhaps the next thing will be a Ph.D. dissertation analyzing the BAR phenomenon. The scholarly community sometimes cant quite understand usso it tries to explain us. Absent a full-fledged doctoral dissertation, a scholarly paper was devoted to the phenomenon at the Annual Meeting of Bible scholars in New Orleans last November.a Speaking before a capacity audience of academicians, Philip R. Davies of Sheffield University, England, read a lecture entitled A Reader-Response to Shankss Bible. In it, he analyzed BAR (and our sister magazine, Bible Review) from four viewpoints: the advertisers, the readers, the editors and the scholars.