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resources for analyzing literature from a Christian perspective


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    A Biblical Look at MacBeth Grade 11-Grade 12
    In this activity students take a Biblical look at Macbeth. Much of the drama of Macbeth focuses on how he responds to the prophecies he receives. Students look up biblical responses to do with prophecy or commandments, investigate Bible characters, compare...

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    A Response to Diversity and Globalisation - Shakespeare in the Christian Classroom Grade 9-Lifelong
    Luxton identifies the Christian values that underlie a positive response to differences among people. "It will then explore how these values can be transmitted in the classroom, using English Literature (and the teach of Shakespeare) as a medium. By discussing...

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    A Thematic Approach to the Book of Job - Pedagogical Implications Grade 11-Lifelong New!!
    "This essay uses the thematic approach to the study of the book of Job. It endeavors 1) to analyze its themes 2) to draw implications for the Christian teacher and for effective Christian teaching and 3) to suggest some activities that will make English...

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    Adventists and Fiction - Another Look Grade 9-Tertiary
    Moncrieff talks about factual and fictional writing. He covers several key arguments and includes information about Ellen White's writing and the Bible in regards to fiction.

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    Allegory in C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - A Window to the Gospel of John Grade 9-Grade 12
    Higgens suggests using C.S. Lewis' book as an allegorical bridge into the book of John. This paper was presented at the 14th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    American Literature: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Grade 9-Grade 12
    Gain ideas of how to help students analyze a classic of American Literature, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God". This sermon, among others, played a role in the Great Awakening - a spiritual revival that swept across America during the 18th century....

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    An Analysis of the Book of Esther as Literature Tertiary-Lifelong New!!
    In this article with subtitle, "A Methodology for Using the Book of Esther In Secondary or College English or Bible Classes As an Introduction to the Stylistic and Thematic Concerns of Secular Literature", McClarty explores how the book of Esther...

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    An Ethical-Theological Approach To Literature - Some Suggestions for Adventist Teachers Tertiary-Lifelong New!!
    Barayuga shows how "fiction provides an excellent window for looking at life both objectively as well as subjectively, for identifying people's value and making value judgments, for contemplating the immediate and/or eternal consequences of man's doings...

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    An Experience in Teaching Christian Philosophy Tertiary-Lifelong
    "How does a Christian teacher teach Christian philosophy to a group of teachers of whom nearly half are Buddhist, Hindu, Animist, agnostic or atheist whilst the other half are Christians from various denominations?" A teacher reflects on methods...

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    Biblically Integrated Literature Lesson Plan Grade 9-Grade 10
    This high school short story literature analysis lesson helps students think about essential learnings that integrate a biblical worldview. Use this biblically integrated lesson...

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    Can There be Faith in the Language-Arts Classroom? Grade 1-Grade 8
    Read this article to learn how to teach a holistic faith that encompasses affective, cognitive and life-style experiences in the Language Arts classroom. It also addresses the issue of how to provide situations and learning experiences to help students discover,...

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    Communicating Christian Values through Teaching English as a Second Language - the Use of Poetry Grade 11-Lifelong
    Poblete describes the pedagogical methodology used in communicating Christian values through poetry while teaching English as a second language. This paper was presented at the 24th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    Current Beats -Teaching English in our Times Grade 10-Grade 12
    This is a proposal for a one-semester course in teaching language arts through dialog about and analysis of literature and media forms of the 20th-21st centuries. Besides providing fascinating material for teaching literature and writing, significant questions...

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    Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - A Biblical View Grade 11-Grade 12
    Students investigate the idea of duplicity by brainstorming a list of Bible characters that "went bad", giving specific examples that show duplicity of character in Jekyll/Hyde, and using the Bible to see find out how human sinful nature relates...

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    Dramatic Irony in Jesus' Final Hours Grade 9-Grade 12
    The purpose of this lesson plan is to teach students about dramatic irony through an analysis of two passages in the gospel of John with this literary device.

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    Ellen White and Fiction - a Closer Look Tertiary
    Consider the circumstances that surrounded Ellen White's caution the reading and teaching of fiction within the Adventist education system.

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    Extended Metaphor Grade 7-Grade 12
    In these lessons students learn what an extended metaphor is, analyze the extended metaphor of the "shepherd" in Psalm 23, and rewrite this psalm using their own, personalized metaphor.

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    Faith and Learning - the Approaches of Three Influential Adventist English Teachers Tertiary-Lifelong
    Davis looks at the work of three Adventist English teachers (J. Paul Stauffer, Ottilie Stafford, and John O. Waller) and how these teachers "integrated faith and learning" before the phrase even existed. This paper was presented at the 24th Institute...

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    GC Children's Ministries re Harry Potter Grade 1-Grade 8
    This webpage contains two articles which discuss the Harry Potter books from a biblical perspective. Andrews Asks Why tells the story of Andrew and his Aunt Sally who spent time discussing the Harry Potter books. By studying this lesson you will discover...

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    Guide to the Teaching of Literature in Seventh-day Adventist Schools Grade 1-Grade 12
    Intended to provide an overview for thoughtful consideration in preparing to teach from a Christian worldview, this short document includes a philosophy foundational to a study of literature, guidelines for the selection of literature, and choices of literature...

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    Harry Potter Movies: Twelve Reasons Not to See Grade 3-Lifelong
    This article may be shared with students in a discussion of the Harry Potter movies and books. It presents Biblical warnings and wisdom, providing a Christian perspective from which to evaluate J.K. Rowling's record-breaking Harry Potter series. Other articles...

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    Listening Carefully to the Bible - The Many Voices in Deborah's Story and Song Tertiary-Lifelong
    Discover how to read the Bible for fresh insights. The author suggests ways to read the Bible for new meaning, using literary and voice analysis.

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    Literary Clubs: Enhancing Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing Skills Grade 11-Lifelong
    Forming literary clubs is one way of enriching the curriculum and motivating in-coming freshmen to think, read, and write critically at a college level. Daley discusses the educator's role in assisting students who arrive at college with inadequate reading,...

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    Literary Devices in the Bible - Metaphor Grade 7-Grade 12
    This lesson plan teaches toward an understanding of metaphor. Students search for the seven "I Am" statements of Jesus in the gospel of John. Handouts included.

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    Literary Theory and Biblical Interpretation Tertiary-Lifelong
    Reynaud outlines "a Seventh-day Adventist worldview in light of literary theories and the work of other Christian scholars, with particular reference to the interpretation of the Bible." This paper was presented at the 21st Institute of Christian...

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    Literature - Bringing Pleasure and Value to Young Readers Grade 3-Grade 6
    McGarrell discusses how young readers can learn to love great literature. They can learn a lot from what they read and they will be able to apply what they learn in the stories. This paper was presented at the 18th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    Literature and Life - Teaching Fictional Literature in Adventist Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong New!!
    Velez-Sepulveda looks at the teaching of fictional literature in Adventist higher education. It is the prayer of Velez-Sepulveda that the paper will benefit educators "as it clarifies the dilemma of fiction and its selection and presentation in Adventist...

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    Literature Through the Eyes of Faith Grade 11-Lifelong
    This comprehensive guide for students in introductory literature courses addresses crucial questions of interpretation and the limits of literature, and shows how the great works can enrich our understanding of God, ourselves, and the world. Cosponsored by...

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    Moral and Ethical Issues in 'The Scarlet Letter' Grade 11-Tertiary
    The author examines "the ethical and moral issues involving the major characters in The Scarlet Letter and to consider the effect of their actions on themselves and on their relationship to others." This paper was presented at the 24th Institute...

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    Personification in Proverbs Grade 7-Grade 12
    This lesson plan helps students understand personification through an analysis of the Proverbs 1 personification of wisdom. Includes a writing assignment about how this personification is developed.

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    Responding To Poetry in the Seventh-day Adventist College Classroom - A Pedagogical Response Based on the Integration of Faith in the Learning Process Tertiary-Lifelong
    Drepaul discusses the response to poetry in the SDA college classroom and how the response should exhibit the Adventist worldview. He notes that "in order to guide students through the exercise of literary response, the SDA philosophy of integrating faith,...

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    Should Adventist Academies Teach Literature? Grade 8-Grade 12
    Literature can be a controversial topic in Adventist schools in many regions worldwide. Shirley McGarrell explores the teaching of literature in Adventist schools throughout select regions of the Caribbean. Two sets of teachers were surveyed and interviewed:...

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    Should Harry Potter Come to Adventist Schools? Grade 3-Grade 12
    Because Harry Potter books are so popular, Adventist educators have an excellent opportunity to discuss with students and parents the influence of different kinds of reading materials. This article provides insights and suggestions on how to deal with Harry...

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    Sin and Judgement in Puritan America - Unit Plan Grade 10-Grade 12
    "A comprehensive unit about sin and separation (from God and fellow man), law and justice, and the good news of the gospel which offers forgiveness and salvation from guilt and broken relationships. Planned for an eleventh-grade American Literature class,...

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    Something to Talk About: Ideas for Teaching Literature and Writing Grade 9-Lifelong
    What is the role of the Christian English teacher in the college literature and composition classroom? Scott Moncrieff states, "language provides the basis for communication and reflection, and for building relationships with our world, our fellow human...

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    Spiritual Resources for NIGHT Grade 9-Grade 12
    Elie Weisel's Nobel Peace Prize winning NIGHT is a profound work of literature and an excellent choice for the teacher who wishes to teach for spiritual growth as well as literary understanding and skills. This resource provides accompanying thought questions,...

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    Teaching an Anti-Christian Text From a Christian Perspective - The Case of S. Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot' Tertiary-Lifelong New!!
    Basaninyenzi notes two reasons why 'Waiting for Godot' should be taught in Christian higher education. "First, it will make students understand that in contemporary literature, the importance of a large body of texts is not based on their intrinsic value...

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    Teaching Literature - A Seventh-day Adventist Approach Grade 9-Lifelong
    Inspiring students to explore for themselves literature can enrich their personal faith in God is the primary mission of Seventh-day Adventist literature teachers. Delmer Davis encourages further conversation regarding the integration of faith and the teaching...

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    Teaching Literature through World-view Analysis - An Approach to the Iliad and the Odyssey Grade 11-Tertiary
    Rosario looks at the question "How do we teach secular literature in a Christian perspective?" One approach suggested "aims to sharpen critical and analytical skills of students and teachers and is a tool for integration of faith and learning."...

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    Teaching Shakespeare Within the Context of Christian Faith - A Case Study of Macbeth Grade 11-Tertiary
    Henry examines Macbeth "to show the relationship between his world view and Christian faith, and to use the insights gained to teach students moral and social values that will enhance acceptable behavior in this life, and help them to live so that when...

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    Teaching the Bible as a Revolutionary Cultural Force Grade 11-Tertiary
    Bible courses taught in Adventist colleges and high schools have begun to add a new dimension in the past 20 years or so. Rather than regarding the Scriptures only as a handbook for salvation, they have also begun to see it as great literature. The author...

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    The Bible and Literature Tertiary-Lifelong
    Haluska notes that "we need to build our teaching on a clear understanding of Bible principles toward worldly literature, especially since Seventh-day Adventists have been blessed with a prophet who has made such a number of statements about the subject."...

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    The Bible, Ellen White, and Fiction - One Teacher’s Journey Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "My lifelong journey of navigating fiction’s turbulent waters, guided by such biblical and Spirit of Prophecy counsel, has come to an end. I no longer embrace fiction, viewing it as instructive, entertaining, innocuous, or necessary. Instead, I...

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    The Book of Ecclesiastes - Paradigm for a Christian Worldview Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The purpose of this paper is to present the world view of Ecclesiastes, show that it counteracts the secular world view, and offer some suggestions on how the Book may be used in leading students to adopt and retain a Christian world view. Two approaches...

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    The Book Tree - A Christian Reference for Children's Literature Grade 1-Grade 12
    A guide for Christians seeking children's literature supporting a biblical worldview.

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    The Crucible Grade 9-Grade 12
    This resource includes research, writing, and project prompts for each act of the play, The Crucible. The goal of these prompts is to stimulate deeper spiritual insight and to connect biblical principles to the literature studied.

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    The Crucible and the Bible Grade 11-Grade 12
    The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, explores issues important for every Christian: honesty, justice, fidelity, faith, and conviction. This unit plan, intended to take 6 to 7 weeks, integrates the concepts in the play with Biblical passages. Students...

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    The Growing Good of the World - Personal and Corporate Redemption in Three Victorian Novelists Grade 11-Lifelong
    Howe discusses personal and corporate redemption from the writings of three Victorian novelists. This paper was presented at the 14th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    The Liberated Imagination Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A book worth reading - thinking Christianly about the arts.

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    The Search for Integration - a Study of the Faith Journey in the Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins Tertiary-Lifelong
    Mahon looks at faith integration and how it is being implemented on three levels at Newbold College. The first area is within the humanities degree. The second area is one specific class within that degree - Faith and Doubt in Victorian Literature. The last...

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    The Unlikely Heroes of Judges Tertiary-Lifelong
    Two professors from seemingly diverse disciplines, English Literature and Biblical Studies, present a case for teaching the Old Testament Book of Judges as an upper division interdisciplinary course. This article explores all Judges has to offer both students...

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    Towards a Biblical Understanding of Literary Creativity Tertiary-Lifelong
    Paseggi surveys "the Bible looking for answers in relation to creativity and literature that can help us as teachers meditate on 'whatever things are true...noble...just...[and] pure' (Philippians 4:8)." This paper was presented at the 24th Institute...

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    Using the Word - Studying Biblical References in Poetry Grade 11-Tertiary
    Poetry provides excellent opportunities for teaching students how to apply scriptures to their daily lives, thereby enhancing students' faith in the word of God and their appreciation for biblical principles. This is the goal of integrating faith with learning...