Saturday, October 16, 2010

BAR compares authorship controversies

In the current issue (Nov./Dec. 2010) of Biblical Archeology Review, BAR editor Hershel Shanks compares the Shakespeare authorship controversy to a New Testament authorship controversy raging in the field of biblical scholarship. In his First Person column titled "Shakespeare, the Earl of Oxford and Morton Smith". Shanks refers to James Shapiro's Stratfordian take on the topic, Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? published last year, but does not mention Shapiro's thesis that nineteenth century biblical study opened the intellectual doors to doubting the traditional Stratfordian attribution of Shakespeare's work.

Richard Whalen's review of Contested Will posted 01/19/10 SOS News Online
Linda Theil's review of Contested Will posted 12/05/09 SOS News Online

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