Bible and the Arts

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Teacher: Beth Bacon
Date/Time: Wednesday - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Recommended Grades: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Department: Other Electives
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th), Middle School (6th-8th)

Textbooks:

The Bible As/In Literature by James S. Ackerman and Thayer S. Warshaw,  Scott Foresman Publishers

Bible Study Methods by Dennis Mock

NIV Study Bible

The Bible As/In Literature presents key biblical selections with literature the treats to them. From Genesis to Revelation, and from the hilarious Adam’s Diary of Mark Twain to the ominous power of MacLeish’s “Epistle to Be Left in the Earth,” The Bible As/In Literature helps readers recognize biblical allusions, symbols, and themes in literature and other humanities, including the visual arts. 

Additional Topics to be covered:

1.Key Biblical Selections with Literature that relates to them.

2.Recognizing Biblical allusions, symbols, themes in literature and the other humanities, including the visual arts.

3.Procedures for Systematic Upper Level Reading:(all of this within the Bible)

Observation

Interpretation

Application

Key Questions to ask when reading

Looking at key terms and phrases, structure arrangement, atmosphere, and literary form.

Looking at prose, poetry, narration, parables, proverbs, etc.

Historical and cultural setting.

Figures of Speech: simile, metaphor, personification, idioms, hyperbole, and irony(again, all examples from the Bible)

4.Guided independant Biographical and Topical studies.

IT IS RECOMMENDED BY THE INSTRUCTOR THAT STUDENTS BE STRONG READERS

TEXTBOOKS PROVIDED BY TEACHER

Tuition: $50/month for nine months

No supply fee.