“The title is apt. The subject is relevant. The book is a delight to read. With remarkable clarity and brevity the editors and contributors have attempted ‘to trace the long, complex, and often confused interaction between the Bible and education’ (Intro, p. 2.). … An impressive group of contributing authors gives variety and authority to the chapters. The vigor of presentation and thoughtful analyses of factors inducing change and reactions to new studies will provide stimulation for further reading in areas new to the reader as well as require review and rethinking in topic areas with which he/she is familiar. Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish educators will find historical material in each of these fields and also stress on the changes taking place in community attitudes toward the Bible which led to changes in institutions and to the court decisions prohibiting the reading of the Bible in public schools, even without comment. A creative approach to ‘Intellectual Ferment and Instruction in the Scriptures: The Bible in Higher Education’ offers insight through six famous teachers of Bible at this level. Extensive bibliographic listings of works consulted after each chapter give avenues for further exploration and challenge.” — L. Calista Olds, Religious Education
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