James McGrath on Scholarship in a Digital Age

James McGrath (Lady Gaga Professor of Biblical Studies at Butler University) has a good article at B&I on Unity, Diversity, and Information Literacy in Biblical Studies. He notes that it is important that what we properly inform our students about the true nature of the diversity in scholarship. I also liked this quote:

For in our digital age, it is not the memorization of facts that is crucial, but the cultivation of the skills needed to locate and identify reliable sources of information and the ability to discern what is worthwhile in the midst of the overwhelming flood of information that cries out for our attention.

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  • Totally true.

    What Craig’s List has done to the Real Estate world, the digital age has done to biblical scholarship. People can find their own information. That isn’t their problem. What they need is someone to help them along the way to find the RIGHT information.

    Biblical scholars are becoming more guides than anything.

    A.J.