Writing definitions of 'medievalism' has been part of my scholarly path for the last two decades. This time it's a special challenge, an entry for de Gruyter's Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception.
The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) is a thirty-volume series that renders the current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible in its different canonic forms in Judaism and Christianity. Furthermore, it documents the history of the Bible’s reception, not only in the Christian churches and the Jewish Diaspora, but also in literature, art, music, and film, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and current religious movements.
EBR is all about reception history. The encyclopedia acknowledges that biblical texts not only have their own particular genetic background and setting, but also have been received, interpreted, and exerted their influence on countless and diverse religious, theological, and cultural settings. EBR has shaped scholarship on the Bible and its reception.