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Bible as Literature

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking -- Part 1: Why Students Need the Humanities Now More Than Ever

Frank Breslin | Posted 04.25.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Students today grow up in such a distracted and meaningless world that, unless schools give them some idea of where we have come from as a cultural tradition, schools themselves run the risk of becoming part of that meaninglessness.

Q&A: Revelation, Jonah, Song of Songs, and More: Great Writers Reflect on the Bible

The National Book Review | Posted 12.24.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

This article first appeared in The National Book Review In the new anthology The Good Book: Writers Reflect on Favorite Bible Passages, leading autho...

Teaching the Bible as Literature in Public High School (Part 5) -- The Changing Image of God

Frank Breslin | Posted 02.07.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

Students wondered how one might explain the Old Testament cruelty, which gradually softens, and then disappears. Other students saw no change whatsoever, but felt that God's actions were always appropriate to what the occasion required.

The Quickest Route to Atheism? It's Not the Bible

John Michael | Posted 08.27.2013 | Religion
John Michael

Reading the Bible as literature prevented me from taking the words literally, and in doing so helped me to end my anger at the passages depicting great violence and clearly outdated morality.