This course surveys the Bible from the standpoint of its unfolding history of redemption. Stress is laid on precedents, themes, truths, and strategies that established God’s will in earlier times and that should direct God’s people in subsequent times, including our own. Students will make progress in learning what the Bible says on questions relevant to both academic inquiry and practical living. More importantly, students will make progress in learning how to think, creatively but responsibly, about current issues using the Bible in ways that are recognizably Christian. Examples of topics that may be explored: human nature, morality, government, education of children, aesthetics, marriage, racial reconciliation, and questions of meaning and truth. Three hours.