Saturday, January 19, 2008

Bible as an academic subject: Kent Richards (Atlanta Journal and Constitution)

Kent Richards, Director of the Society of Biblical Literature, opines about teaching the Bible in schools in yesterday's Atlanta Journal and Constitution. He says:

"We need to acknowledge the fear around teaching Bible and religions in the public schools. Fears about a cloaked "religious agenda," the inadvertent imparting of religious values or about the ACLU policing our schools are all out there.

We address these fears by following the law, assigning qualified teachers, teaching with sound resources and by treating the Bible and religion as a subject worthy of study and understanding."

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