|Isaac Blesses Jacob|
Test Over Mythological Figures
Work on The Paper: Characters to Contrast
Discuss the Paper
Second Attempts at Test Over Mythological Figures
Work on The Paper: Writing an Introductory Paragraph
Discuss the Royal Houses of Thebes and Athens
Discuss Isaac and Jacob
Work on The Paper: The Thesis Sentence, Concrete Particulars, and Commentary
Grade Roundup: Check Tests and Check Readings
Discuss Shorter Myths
The Story of Joseph
In-class Writing Time
Continue Discussing Shorter Myths
Continue with the Story of Joseph and Pharoah
Peer Reviews of Papers
Wrap up discussions of Greek figures and Biblical characters.
Reading Assignments for the Week:
From Edith Hamilton, Mythology: Read Part 6--The Less Important Myths
From James Jordan, Primeval Saints: Finish the Book!
"Several times Paul quotes from pagan poets, just as he quotes from the Old Testament to prove a theological point....Since Paul did not have a Bartlett's Familiar Quotations to aid him, we would have to conclude that he had a firsthand acquaintance with Greek literature, including its fiction, and knew parts of it by heart. The principle that emerges is that the Bible affirms, in a variety of ways, the value of reading literature, since it tells us things that are true and worth knowing."
Leland Ryken, Culture in Christian Perspective