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Religious studies faculty contribute to award-winning Atwood collection

Albright College Professors of Religious Studies, Robert Paul Seesengood, M.Div., Ph.D., and Jennifer Koosed, Ph.D., contributed essays to “Who knows what we’d make of it, if we ever got our hands on it?

Focusing on author Margaret Atwood’s use of the Bible and religion in science fiction novels, the collection has been named the 2020 Best Anthology or Edited Collection, by the Margaret Atwood Society.

An internationally recognized author of more than 50 novels, children’s books, non-fiction works, poetry and television scripts, Margaret Atwood is perhaps known best for “The handmaid’s tale.” The society in her name is an international association of scholars promoting scholarly exchange of the Atwood’s work.

The recognized published collection is part Gorgias Press’s academic book series, Biblical Intersections, edited by Seesengood. 

“This collection includes essays by a really remarkable group of biblical studies scholars, many using cutting-edge methodologies to read Atwood, reading the Bible,” said Seesengood. “The result is the sort of volume that will be read, cited and engaged with for many years to come.”

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