Bible Literacy Project News
Teaching the Bible as literature: Teachers say it can, and should, be
Washington — (04/27/05)-- Walk on water, good Samaritan, the last
shall be first.
Those are just a few of the literary and cultural expressions that
today's students don't understand if they're biblically illiterate.
Virtually all -- 98 percent -- of high school English teachers
surveyed for a new Gallup poll say understanding the Bible gives
students a distinct educational advantage.
Survey researcher Marie Wachlin said students who lack biblical
knowledge are "clueless" when it comes to understanding many
references that are common in English literature.
Charles Haynes of the First Amendment Center said the Bible can be
taught as literature in public schools without violating the