Visiting Scholars: Policy, Politics & the Bible in Public Schools: Is There a Space for Religious Literacy?

Dr. Mark A. Chancey, Professor of Religious Studies at SMU, spoke on how the twenty-first century has witnessed renewed efforts to make the Bible an object of study in public education. Since 2000, twenty states have debated bills promoting Bible electives for high schools. Seven states (including Texas) passed those bills, and two others created laws allowing school credit for off-campus Bible classes. State law or not, schools in all but a handful of states offer Bible courses. Read more here.