No single book has been as influential to the English-speaking world as the Bible. We�ll read the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament for stories, poetry, and wisdom traditions. We�ll approach the Bible as literature by analyzing its plots, characters, and meanings. Students study its textual history, how there came to be a �Bible,� and the many writers, conflicts, and cultures from which it emerged. We�ll consider the Bible�s powerful influence on ethics and philosophy. Formerly ENGL 3312. Same as HUMN 3310 and ENGL 3310.