Burnett-Downey Urge Bible Courses in Schools, But Report Finds Problems

(UPDATED) Arkansas bill aims to allow 'academic study of the Bible,' but Texas report says serious problems undermine growth.

Update (July 25): USA Todayhighlights a Delaware school district's debate over whether to start a Bible class based on the Bible Literacy Project, which reports more than 580 schools in 43 states are using its curriculum.

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Update (June 3): Bloomberg examines Bible classes in Texas. Meanwhile, Ohio is considering school credit for religion courses.

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Update (Mar. 5): Author and columnist Jonathan Merritt says Christians should not support teaching the Bible in public schools, speaking out against "The Bible" producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Merritt argues that Bible curricula in public schools would most likely use non-literal interpretations of the Bible–the opposite result of what most Christians actually want.

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Update (Mar. 4): The New York Times takes a look at Bible courses in Texas, while CNN examines the making and motivation of The Bible miniseries.

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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, a powerhouse TV couple known for ...

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