Timothy Beal’s “The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts” named best reference work in humanities

Timothy Beal’s The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts recently won the Library Journal’s award for Best Print Reference/Best Reference work for 2015 in the humanities category.

Beal, the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion and chair of the Department of Religious Studies, is editor-in-chief of the volume.

The covers ancient times to the present, explores biblical texts, themes, characters, images, and the ideas of scripture in the arts.

Joy Bostic, associate professor of religious studies, and Justine Howe, assistant professor of religious studies, contributed articles to the volume.