A Literary, Historical, and Contemporary Perspective of the Bible
Introductionto the Bibleapproaches the Bible by considering it from three differentviewpoints: literary, historical, and contemporary. This unique approach underscores the dynamics of each view and the methods scholars have developed to study them.
Additionally, the authors are especially careful to distinguish the historical and literary 'viewpoints' for students new to the discipline; encouragingthemtoconsider and discussthe contemporary significance of the Bible.
Teaching and Learning Experience
Improve Critical Thinking - Introductionto the Bibleprovides an analysis of the role of the Bible in contemporary American culture; stimulates students' awareness of Biblical thought through suggested readings related to contemporary ethical issues; shows the relevance of religious thought; and helps students examine their assumptions, discern hidden values, evaluate evidence, assess their conclusions, and more!
Engage Students - Introductionto the Bibleencourages thoughtful discussion and reflection of contents including biblical controversies through chapter summaries, case studies, maps and charts.
Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructors Manual, or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. Plus, Introductionto the Bible provides an annotated list of movies and documentary films related to the Bible, and information on how to obtain them for classroom use.