Biblioblogging Our Matrix

Exploring the Potential and Perplexities of Academic Blogging


  • James Frank McGrath Butler University



blogs, blogging, technology, academia


The phenomenon of "biblioblogging" has not only brought Biblical studies into close contact with popular new media and modes of communication, but also regularly brings the public and private, the peer-reviewed and the popular, into close proximity with one another. This article explores some of the reasons why an increasing number of academics in Biblical studies blog, as well as some of the ways in which blogging can serve the needs of the academy.

Author Biography

James Frank McGrath, Butler University

Clarence L. Goodwin Chair of New Testament Language and Literature Department of Philosophy and Religion Butler University


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How to Cite

McGrath, J. (2010). Biblioblogging Our Matrix: Exploring the Potential and Perplexities of Academic Blogging. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 39(3), 14–25.