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ERIC Number: ED030650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964-Feb
Pages: 6
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Studying the Bible in Public School.
Warshaw, Thayer S.
English Journal, v53 n2 p91-4, 99-100 Feb 1964
Studying the Bible as a "source book for the humanities" can help students understand Biblical allusions found in literature, the fine arts, the news media, and cultured conversation. Students at Newton High School (Massachusetts) took part in a Biblical study course, using the King James Version because student most commonly meet Biblical quotations in this form. As many of the assigned Biblical passages as possible were linked with literature, music, and art. Quizzes were given on quotations, names, and incidents. In addition to these regular assignments, audiovisual materials--recordings of choral, operatic, spiritual, and popular music; dramatic readings; slides; paintings; and political cartoons--helped relate the Bible to contemporary experience. Because questions on meaning, interpretation, and theological accuracy were scrupulously avoided, no complaints were received from parents or school officials. The students who followed such a course of study expressed enthusiastic support for it, and found it to be of value in daily communication. (LH)
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