Study the whole Bible through both literary and theological lenses.
Typically, theological students are introduced to the Bible through a critical tour of the historical events and cultures that were present when the authors were at work. Holy Imagination, however, groups sections of the Bible by genre, to include the whole canon. For example, when studying Genesis, the book asks readers to examine how we use the term “myth” when it is applied to the creation story…and to consider how the stories of sibling rivalry shape national identity then and now. Through Judy Fentress-Williams’ encompassing work, students will learn to see the Bible more as a library than as a single book and will gain a new understanding of how it can be interpreted in a variety of ways.