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John W Griffith
ENGL 310
Seattle Campus

The Bible as Literature

Introduction to the development of the religious ideas and institutions of ancient Israel, with selected readings from the Old Testament and New Testament. Emphasis on reading The Bible with literary and historical understanding.

Class description

For SUMMER and AUTUMN 2007: A rapid study of readings taken from both the Old and New Testaments, focusing mainly on those parts of the Bible with the most “literary” interest — narratives, poems and philosophy.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Students will be expected to attend class regularly, keep up with reading assignments, and take part in open discussion. Written work will consist entirely of a series of in-class essays, done in response to study questions handed out in advance.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Sherry May Laing
Date: 04/20/2007