Course Title: INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE
Course No: BS10001
Professor: Dr. D. E. Chase
This course provides an introductory exploration of the Bible, one of the most influential and widely read texts in human history. Students will gain a foundational understanding of the structure, content, and historical context of the Bible, as well as the diverse literary genres and theological themes it encompasses. Through critical analysis and discussion, students will develop the skills necessary to engage with the Bible as a significant cultural and religious text.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the structure and divisions of the Bible, including the Old and New Testaments.
- Describe the historical and cultural contexts in which the Bible was written.
- Analyze the literary genres and styles found within the Bible.
- Discuss key figures and events in biblical narratives.
- Explore major theological themes present in the Bible.
- Evaluate the impact of the Bible on culture, religion, and society.
- Engage in respectful and informed discussions about the Bible’s significance and interpretation.
- “The Bible” (Recommended version: King James, New King James, New Revised Standard Version or other modern translations)
- Course textbook (see textbook)
- Supplementary readings and articles (assigned by the instructor)