Cultural Literacy

The Problems of Teaching Biblical Literature

The Dilemma of Teaching the Bible as Literature Influence of the Bible on Western Society If you’re an English teacher, you probably already know most of what is mentioned here, but it’s possible some new teachers might not have given the issue much thought. Actually, the issue doesn’t just relate to English teachers. Biblical literature …

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The Problems of Teaching Greek Mythology

Why Is It Important to teach Greek Mythology? This section is primarily for those of you who aren’t English teachers, though there is some difference of opinion on this subject, even among English teachers. I’m a big believer in avoiding what Will Herberg referred to as a “cut flower culture.” That’s true, not just in …

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