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This resource enables biblical studies instructors to facilitate engaging classroom experiences by drawing on the arts and popular culture. It offers brief overviews of hundreds of easily accessible examples of art, film, literature, music, and other media and outlines strategies for incorporating them effectively and concisely in the classroom. Although designed primarily for college and seminary courses on the Bible, the ideas can easily be adapted for classes such as “Theology and Literature” or “Religion and Art” as well as for nonacademic settings. This compilation is an invaluable resource for anyone who teaches the Bible.
About the Author
Mark Roncace is Assistant Professor of Religion at Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina, and author of Jeremiah, Zedekiah, and the Fall of Jerusalem (T&T Clark). Patrick Gray is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and author of Godly Fear: The Epistle to the Hebrews and Greco-Roman Critiques of Superstition (Society of Biblical Literature).
Table of ContentsList of Contributors Introduction Mark Roncace and Patrick Gray Part 1: Music Introduction: Teaching the Bible with Music Mark Roncace and Dan W. Clanton Jr. Popular Music Mark Roncace and Dan W. Clanton Jr. Classical Music Dan W. Clanton Jr. and Bryan Bibb Part 2: Film Introduction: Teaching the Bible with Film Patrick Gray The Bible in Film Nicola Denzey and Patrick Gray Nonbiblical Narrative in Film Nicola Denzey and Patrick Gray Part 3: Art Introduction: Teaching the Bible with Art Lynn R. Huber and Dan W. Clanton Jr. Biblical Subjects in Art Lynn R. Huber, Dan W. Clanton Jr., and Jane S. Webster Abstract and Nonbiblical Art Lynn R. Huber Part 4: Literature Introduction: Teaching the Bible with Literature Jaime Clark-Soles Poetry Ira Brent Driggers and Brent A. Strawn Prose: Fiction and Nonfiction Jaime Clark-Soles, Patrick Gray, and Brent A. Strawn Part 5: Other Media Introduction Cartoons and Comics Dan W. Clanton Jr. Youth Literature, Programming, and Entertainment Mark Roncace Animated Television Dan W. Clanton Jr. and Mark Roncace Television Dramas and Documentaries Dan W. Clanton Jr. and Mark Roncace Internet Websites Mark Roncace Index Biblical Texts Noncanonical Texts Film Art Music Literature