ENGLISH 258 - The Bible as Literature
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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The Bible comprises a series of texts that are undoubtedly among the most influential ever written. These texts serve as the foundation for Judaism and Christianity, which understand them to be sacred scripture. They have also generated some of the most enduring images, symbols, and expressions in the Western literary tradition. They also make for great reading.

In this class, we approach the Bible exactly the same way we approach any classic work of literature. We explore characters, plot-lines, styles of narration, point-of-view, etc? We also consider historical context and different theories about how, why, by whom, and when these texts were written. Our readings this academic term will come exclusively from the Old Testament.

Course Requirements:

There will be two papers, short responses, and final exam.

Intended Audience:

No prior knowledge of the Bible is necessary.

ENGLISH 258 - The Bible as Literature
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001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9780060786847
The HarperCollins study Bible : fully revised standard version, with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books student edition, Author: General editor, revised edition Harold W. Attridge, General editor, original edition Wayne A. Meeks ; associate editors, Jouette M. Bassler [et al.], with the Society of Biblical Literature., Publisher: HarperCollins Fully revi 2006
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