"Why Everything You Know About the Bible Is Wrong"

September 26, 2014

BW religion professor, Dr. Robert Fowler, has been tapped to be the keynote speaker for the Fall 2014 Symposium at the Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR) at Kent State University. Fowler will provide his scholarly analysis of “The Gutenberg Parenthesis of the Bible, or Why Everything You Know About the Bible Is Wrong."

Prior to the invention of the Gutenberg printing press, the Bible was not the printed book we know today. In his keynote address, Fowler will walk the audience through four eras of human communication--oral, handwritten, printed and electronic--to demonstrate how the Bible is once again changing as we enter what he calls "a transitional moment between two grand eras in media history-- the ages of print and electronic communication."

Fowler has taught in BW’s Religion Department for 34 years, serving as the chair for 21 of those years. His keynote will take place on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in Kent's Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Update 10/7: The well-received talk was featured on kentwired.com.