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ERIC Number: ED022761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 6
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"Sodom and Gomorrah were Lovers": The Case for Teaching the Bible in Canadian English Programs.
Tomkins, Muriel W.
A Publication of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English, v1 n1 p53-7 Summer 1968
The current neglect of the study of the Bible in Canadian high school English programs has deprived students of a rich cultural resource of language and literature. The Bible ought to be considered as an unrivaled collection of all types of literature, whose characters are frequently rooted in historical fact and whose themes have relevance today. The literary influence of the Bible, uniting such diverse figures as Milton and Hemingway, is also neglected, as well as its value as a stylistic guide to imagery, parallelism, and other rhetorical devices. Although many teachers believe that the Bible cannot be taught without offending someone, experience has indicated that, if it is treated as any other controversial literary work, few objections will be raised. (LH)
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