The Bible as Literature? — Note on a Litigious Ferment of the Concept

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleThe Bible as Literature? — Note on a Litigious Ferment of the Concept Author(S)Tomoko Masuzawa (Author)
Abstract  The Bible has been considered one of the Great Books of Western Literature, and “the Bible as Literature” is regularly found in the curriculum of English departments in American colleges and universities. An underlying assumption is that the Bible possesses great literary value and cultural assets, and therefore its general educational employment within public institutions, as opposed to its religious or liturgical use, causes no offense to anyone's freedom of conscience guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ...Paginationp 306-324
SubjectLiteratureDescriptorsLiterature, Comparative
Journal TitleComparative Literature  
Permanent Linksclick here