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REL 246 History of the Bible (3 credits)

Course Description

This course will bring the student through a study of the production, collection, and transmissions of the Holy Scriptures including attention to the various historic English translations and their backgrounds.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able:
• to gain knowledge about how and why the books of the Bible were canonized
• to employ that understanding toward discerning different canons of different churches
• to demonstrate how the English translations are based on the notion of a canon
• and to reflect critically upon the significant contemporary questions about the canon


Learning Documentation

This course consists of 6 discussion topics, 4 checkpoints, 2 internet research projects, 4 quizzes, 2 papers, and 1 final project.

Learning Evaluation

The assignments vary between 25 to 50 points each, with the final project worth 200 points, for a total of 1,000 points possible in the course.

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