Saturday, September 17, 2005

Teaching the Bible as Literature in Public Schools

A commentary from the Washington Times on Biblical illiteracy and the need to understand the Bible as history and literature in order to be well-educated.

A high school in Long Beach, California, has been providing a course on the Bible as literature. It will be interesting to see if more schools will follow suit in an era where there is such paranoia in some quarters about anything touching on the religious in the public square.

2 Comments:

Blogger Harvey said...

Bible literature should be banned from any public school. How dare they even consider such a thing.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Robin B said...

Harvey:
The state standards in California require knowledge in this area. It is culturally relevant, historically relevant and is necessary to understand changes that took place in Mesopotamia, the "Cradle of Civilization," as well as the fall of the Roman Empire, the history of Western Europe and the Middle East.

2:13 PM  

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