Date of Award
Professor Ronald Griffin
Members of today's society, upon hearing the word Bible, immediately associated it with the Christian religion as its guide book, its creed, and its collection of doctrinal material. The term Bible is synonymous with the Holy Scriptures and the Word of God. In short, people of our culture, whether they themselves are Christians, view the Bible as a symbol of Christianity and its sole source of religious dogma.
However, besides its religious worth, the Bible also is universally considered an unrivaled compilation of timeless literature. Many scholars have attested to this fact, including Frederic Kenyon, who stated, "Apart from its religious value, the Bible is a collection of one of the great literatures of the world, one which has had a vital influence on the development of our own literature."
Lewis, Rita, "A Review of "Oral Interpretation of Biblical Literature" by Chloe Armstrong" (1971). Honors Theses. 739.