Right of the Bible in our public schools
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Published by R. Carter & Brothers in New York .
Written in English


  • Religion in the public schools.

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Edition Notes

SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 16322.
The Physical Object
Pagination303 p.
Number of Pages303
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23410222M

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The Bible is one of the most challenged books at public schools and libraries across the country, right up there with books featuring extreme . Graham, U.S. 39 (). For this reason efforts to ban the Bible and religious books from public school libraries failed. It is only formal, structured prayer and formal, structured devotional use of the Bible in public schools that are forbidden under the First Amendment as an establishment of religion. [T]o the free and universal reading of the Bible in that age, men were much indebted for right views of civil liberty. The Bible is a book which teaches man his own individual responsibility, his own dignity, and his equality with his fellow man. Many of the court cases surrounding Bible education in public schools relate to a teacher or public school having imparted bias. Sometimes the bias promotes certain religious beliefs—describing the Bible as the word of God, for example, or teaching Genesis 1 as an accurate historical account of creation. In others.

The Bible in Public Schools The court ruled that the reading of the Bible in the public schools of the state during school hours was sectarian instruction, and thus prohibited by the Constitution. The justices assured the community in their statement that the schools had every right and responsibility to teach morality and good conduct. 3. That the Bible contains more knowledge necessary to man in his present state than any other book in the world. 4. That knowledge is most durable, and religious instruction most useful, when imparted in early life. 5. That the Bible, when not read in schools, is seldom read in any subsequent period of life. The National Spelling-Book, Right of the Bible in Our Public Schools, The Second Reader of The School and Family, The Little Orator, Or, Primary School Speaker, The Bible in Schools, National Elementary Speller, A Common-School Grammar of The English Language, Bible Readings For Schools, In early American church schools, private schools, and public schools, the Bible was used as a textbook as well as a devotional guide. The 17th century founders of American society discerned in Scripture the patterns by which God directed the whole of human destiny Hence, the methods and aims of education were finally to be governed by the biblical File Size: KB.

  public schools teach only the historical content and literary traces in the Bible, and do not hold it up as a necessary devotional text, religiously favored above others. In this case, the law by Author: James Theodore Venable. (The requirement is found in 80 percent of private schools and 74 percent of homeschool situations, compared to 7 percent of public schools) The book’s title reveals its strategy; it seeks to demonstrate the relevance of the Bible by showing its cultural influence, above all in literature, but also in music, art, politics and religion. The Bible in the Public Schools [n/a] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Bible in the Public SchoolsAuthor: n/a. Some schools, boards of education, and state legislatures have considered introducing courses on the Bible in public schools. In order to provide guidance on how this might be done consistently with constitutional values and requirements, a joint statement entitled The Bible in Public Schools: A First Amendment Guide [1] was prepared in