Public school Bible classes must balance on fine line

08/6/2007 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Bible classes increasingly offered in public schools to better students' understanding of literature and art are reigniting battles over how to teach religion without preaching religion. "...[I]t takes the wisdom of Solomon to do it," said Mark Chancey, a Southern Methodist University professor of religious studies. "You're balancing academic quality, constitutional concerns and community sensibilities."

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