ERIC Number: ED185583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Bible as Literature: Coping with Sectarian Interpretations.
Sectarian interpretation of presumption is a major problem facing the teacher of the Bible as literature. Students should be made aware of the pitfalls of interpreting the text from a theological point of view, including "over interpretation" or adding details to scripture, a reliance on poetic license, and an unfamiliaritY with basic Biblical terminology. Four levels of reading--literal, figurative, allegorical, and typological--can be exemplified by several scripture passages, and the notion of the Bible as propaganda can be discussed. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Association of Teachers of English (22nd, Los Angeles, CA, February 15-17, 1980).