REL A 336
The Book of Mormon as Sacred Literature
Ancient Scripture Religious Education
This course teaches students how to study the text of the Book of Mormon as scripture, but through the lens of sacred literature. Applying tools of literary analysis and drawing from the work of scholars who have studied scripture as literature, students will learn how to carefully analyze the text and write about it in ways that will deepen their understanding and appreciation of both the content and the literary elements within the book. This study of the Book of Mormon as sacred literature brings the unique advantage of being able to teach students to more fully see the book for what it truly is: a book that is not just a container of doctrine to be obeyed, nor a secular literary work to be studied but not followed and accepted as scripture, but an inspired book of holy scripture written as literature that moves our hearts, spirits, and minds.
Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)