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Episode 11-03
Thinking Aloud
Bible as Literature
Across the country, virtually all college and university English departments offer courses in the Bible "as literature." It would be nearly impossible to find a course on Hamlet 'as literature' or Homer's Odyssey "as literature." The reasons for this may be obvious. The Bible enjoys a very special status, and many readers might resist the idea of looking at biblical texts through the prism of literary analysis. What good does that do? Is this kind of analysis helpful? How does it intersect the practice of religion? We'll discuss this with Steven C. Walker, a professor who teaches "The Bible as Literature" in the English Department at BYU.—Original airdate: 9/14/2006

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