Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Teaching the Bible in Public Schools? History, Controversies, and Prospects

Mark Chancey (Professor of Religious Studies, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Southern Methodist University)

December 14, 2021

Many educators would agree that at least some familiarity with the Bible is important for cultural literacy, given the Bible's impact on music, art, literature, and, of course, religion. But teaching about the Bible in public school settings has often proven controversial, legally and politically. This webinar provides a historical overview of how public schools have taught about the Bible from the 1800s to the present. It also discusses resources that can help educators teach about the Bible in ways that are legally and academically appropriate.

History / Education Studies / Biblical Studies / Teaching / Public Schools /