Bible as Literature – Comparison in themes in Literature and Myth
Please write 4 pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman.
PLEASE USE TURABIAN STYLE FOR CITATIONS, IN FOOTNOTES, FOR EVERY SOURCE YOU USE. No in-text, MLA parentheses, please!! Provide citation that is thorough enough that it gives full credit to your source, and it allows me to find the exact page that you used.
Choose a particular Biblical Genre that we have discussed: (e.g., Epic, Biographical narrative, Poetry, Wisdom Lit., Apocalyptic Lit., Written Prophecy, etc.; see syllabus), and choose a book of the Bible that fits in this genre.
First, lay out the expectations and norms for the genre. Then, give your own outline and summary of the book. Then, compare the book with the normal expectations for the genre.
Seek to answer the following questions:
How does the book make distinctive use of the norms for this genre?
How do these norms bear on the proper interpretation of the book?
How does the individual creativity of the writer, push the book beyond these norms?
Sources you may use:
· The Holy Bible: English Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments. (2011). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. (MUST USE)
· Ryken, L. (1984). How to read the Bible as literature: Grand Rapids: Zondervan. (MUST USE)
· Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. vol. 17, Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 1968. (OPTIONAL)
*DO NOT USE INTERNET or OTHER SOURCES*