Practicing Biblical Literacy
Case Studies from the Sheffield Conference
Keywords:Biblical Literacy, Creative Writing, Economics, English Literature, Higher Education, King James Version, Religious Education, Secondary Education, Curriculum
When and how does the Bible enter the classroom? In May 2011, the department of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield hosted a conference on the role of the Bible in secondary and higher education. This paper addresses the notion of biblical literacy, providing an account of the emergent practices discussed, with in-depth treatment of three case studies.The examples are drawn from the fields of English Literature, Economics, and Creative Writing. The different role of the Bible in education in North American and British contexts is also considered, and the article concludes with considerations for future collaboration.
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