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    Teaching the Bible
    For the College Classroom

    The Wabash Center, the American Academy of Religion (AAR), and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) have compiled a collection of more that 1800 syllabi in a wide variety of courses in religious and theological studies.The Wabash Center also has other resources, such as , which describes exercises one can use in class to teach about religion.


    Edited byJane S. Webster,Glenn S. Holland

    Edited byJane S. Webster,Glenn S. Holland

    For High School Classrooms and the General Public

    There are many differences between Bible study, which happens in a religious setting, and study of the Bible, which happens in an academic one. Bible Odyssey presents the work of scholars in an engaging format that reveals the historical context behind key people, places, and passages of the Bible that have influenced our history, literature, popular culture, and politics. 

    Teaching the Bible
    A newsletter designed to support teachers of secondary school Bible electives. It featured easy to read and reliable resources that you中国福利彩票app靠谱吗 can use in you中国福利彩票app靠谱吗r classroom.

    Bible Electives in Public Schools: A Guide is an SBL-produced guide to teaching the Bible in public secondary schools.
    Lesson Plans
    Teacher Training 


    Mark Roncace and Patrick Gray

    Mark Roncace and Patrick Gray

    Charles Haynes, Sam Chaltain, and Susan Glisson

    Warren Nord and Charles Haynes

    Teaching Standards and Curriculum Design

    Classroom Resources 


    Timothy Beal

    Kristin Swenson


    Legal and Court Cases
    , 374 U.S. 203 (1963) 

    (E. D. Tenn. 2002) 

    , 482 U.S. 578 (1987)

    393 U.S. 97 (1968)

    403 U.S. 602 (1971)

    (M. D. Penn, 2005)

    333 U.S. 203 (1948)

    “” by Neela Banerjee, New York Times, March 6, 2008


    See Prof. Mark Chancey’s website for more:


    at Californian State University, Chico

    Other Guides

    (April 1995)

    U.S. Department of Education, (1995)

    The Bible and Public Schools: A First Amendment Guide
    SBL has worked with The Bible Literacy Project and the First Amendment Center to provide a written framework for discussion of the issue of teaching Bible in public schools while adhering to the first amendment to the Constitution. 

    Other Resources
    *These are external sites that may have content useful to those who teach the Bible. As external sites, SBL neither controls nor endorses their content.*
    is a site run out of the University of Arizona that collects resources and articles of interest around the teaching of the Bible, religion, and related topics.
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