Does the Bible have a place in the classroom?
Topic: Thesis review example
June 19, 2019 / By Drew Question:
"School is for facts and theories that have been peer-reviewed and accepted as a consensus."
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Best Answers: Does the Bible have a place in the classroom?
Briar | 1 day ago
It has a place when displaying metaphors and archetypes; many religious texts do. A public school is not the setting to discuss whether or not any religious text holds "divine truth".
Example: In the novel "the Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck, the character Jim Casey (might be Casy, I don't remember, it was a while ago) is often portrayed as a Christ figure by literary critics. When doing a character thesis on Jim Casey, the Bible is an excellent reference.
It's kind of a thin line.
Edit: As it has heavily influenced Western society and history, it's INFLUENCES have a place in the classroom, and passages relating to those influences also have a place to illustrate its influence.
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Absolutely, the Bible has a place as one of the world's great literature works. As a literature major, I vehemently champion the Bible being taught, because so much of Western literature, art, and culture refer to it. A nuanced understanding of poetry and literature is pretty much impossible without also understanding basic Biblical teachings and stories. Can you imagine trying to read "The Scarlet Letter," without understanding anything about Biblical mandates against adultery? Come on!
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