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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG 3420 - The English Bible as Literature

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ENG 2000 or ENG 2100 or permission of the instructor

Description: This course is a critical study of the Bible in English translation with emphasis on the literary forms and cultural contexts of the books of the Bible from the Hebrew Bible through the New Testament. Students examines the historical contexts, narrative techniques, development of canonical versus non-canonical biblical text, and critical and theoretical evaluations of the Bible as a work of literature, with attention to locating and understanding literary criticism appropriate to individual texts and using those resources in the writing of researched literary analysis.

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