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REL 2204 Great Books: The Bible & Western Culture

An exploration of how and why the Bible is viewed as a great book. Both the Old and New Testaments will be explored in their respective historical contexts.

Prerequisites: None

Course Outcomes
  • Engage in rational discourse about complex and emotionally laden topics related to Biblical studies. Reflect critically in written exams and papers on how religions emerge in specific socio-historical contexts and shape cultural values.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts and methods of biblical scholarship. Demonstrate knowledge of pervasive themes and ideas in biblical literature. Ability to see patterns and parallels across traditions and historical contexts.
  • Understand the origins and development of Hebrew scripture, the New Testament, and other biblical literature in their cultural contexts. Critically read & interpret religious texts, both verbal and non-verbal.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
  • Department: Religious Studies
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Virtual Learning
Online Learning with Meeting Times
Faculty: Ewing
Term: Fall 2023
Format: Course meets online during scheduled days and times, with additional online content. Check the schedule to confirm the days and times your class will meet online. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Restrictions: Not Eligible for CCP Program
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 18
Meets: TH from 2:00PM to 3:15PM
Section: 100
Open Seats: 18
Meets: TH from
2:00PM to 3:15PM
Section: 100