Throughout this semester, students will gain understanding and insight into the Old and New Testament. The characteristics, motivations, and influence of Biblical characters will leap off the pages for students as they read and complete related activities. Students will begin to view the world today in light of the influence of the people and text of the Bible. The course provides an opportunity for students to examine the impact the Bible has had on past and present culture, music, art, and literature around the world.
Students will read assigned chapters from the textbook The Bible and Its Influence, 2nd edition and assigned text from the Bible. Each lesson includes short answer and/or multiple choice questions. In addition to these questions, at the end of each lesson there is a short activity/project. Each activity is different but usually requires some form of technology. Students will complete an argument-based research project that is assigned in Lesson One. The research paper is a semester long project and is due at the end of the semester in Lesson Nine. Each lesson includes instructions for the student regarding the research process. Also included are tips, resources, and additional materials as necessary. At the end of the semester, students complete a comprehensive final examination comprised of material covered over the course of the semester.
Schippe, Cullen and Chuck Stetson. The Bible and Its Influence, Student Text. Front Royal, VA: BLP Publishing, 2nd ed. 2006. ISBN 0-9770302-7-X.
The Bible in one of the following translations:
• New American Standard Version
• New International Version
• King James Version
• New Revised Standard Version