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2021 - 2022 University Catalog 
    
2021 - 2022 University Catalog
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ENG 105 - The Bible as Literature


Requirement Fulfillment: Major, Minor, Core Concentration
Note: This course satisfies the CORE 104 General Education requirement
Delivery: Lecture
The main goal of this course is to read the most famous religious texts ever compiled - The Bible - as a literary text.  Students will become familiar with the major themes, characters, structures and literary genres of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) in their historical context, especially philosophy and religion.  Key questions will include whether these texts offer models for how to live a virtuous life?  Does belief define identity?   Are there universal truths about the relationship to the divine, or does that relationship take shape through particular identity culture, or peoplehood?  How have later cultures used/adapted Biblical sources? No prior knowledge of the Bible or religion is necessary. Minimum Passing Grade: D-

3 credits



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