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The Bible as the Root of Western Literature: Stories, Poems and Parables (The Modern Scholar) 14 Lectures

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14 Lectures, 7 Compact Discs
The goal of this audio course is to provide listeners with a literary and historical overview of the Bible, from its opening in Genesis to its ending in the Book of Revelation, and also with a sense of some of the ways in which the Bible has influenced the literary traditions of the West. We’ll be exploring key scenes, stories, forms, and books
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This is the first lecture on tape series that I in fact know the professor. I took class with Adam Potkay at William and Mary, it was a Shakespeare class, and what’s impressive about Potkay is his unabashed joy for life that infuses his teaching. He does not put on the stuffy and stoic air of academia while teaching, but smiles and speaks with real enthusiasm. There is something remarkably refreshing about that approach. His classes are always full at William and Mary, he’s well renowned and we ...more
Clif Hostetler
These lectures provide an overview of the Bible from a literary perspective. Historical and theological issues are addressed as required to understand the thinking of scholars and writers throughout history who were influenced by the biblical stories. The ultimate focus of each lecture is to explore the impact of a specific story of the Bible on the literature and cultural life of Europe and America.

My main interest in listening to these lectures was to see what Professor Potkay had to say about
I would definitely take a class with Potkay. this is the second set of lectures on playaway Ive listened to. learned that 3 schools of interpretation of new testament are typological annageeocal and tropology,spelled completely wrong. the first comparing old and new testaments to find meaning was most interesting to me.
well done. fair treatment of the bible with very adequate connections with western literature. influence matters consequently studying influence/source matters.
A refreshing and interesting look at many books of the Bible from the perspective of someone who is extremely well-read.
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