Subscription Login to verify subscription
Journal Content


Journal of Markets & Morality Electronic Edition

Stephen J. Grabill


In a recent study, Scholarship at the Crossroads: The Journal of Markets & Morality Case Study, associate editor Jordan Ballor investigates how the rapid advent of technology is pushing academic journals (including JMM) toward a crossroad. With the advent and proliferation of information technologies in the late twentieth century, most especially the innovation of the Internet, writes Ballor, scholars and educational institutions were faced with scintillating possibilities as well as complex difficulties. Historians James E. Bradley and Richard A. Muller address these developments at length and with notable clarity. They observe, Major methodological advances in the humanities are usually not as frequent, nor as dramatic, as advances in the natural sciences. Two notable exceptions to this rule are found in the Enlightenment and in the current revolution in the storage and retrieval of information (Church History: An Introduction to Research, Reference Works, and Methods [Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1995], 73). These words, true at the time of their writing ten years ago, have become even more salient as the transition into the Information Age has progressed, as Ballors findings reveal.

Full Text:



  • There are currently no refbacks.