In our last episode, our faculty spent some time talking about Biblical Theology. What you're going to hear from them today is how biblical studies are being practiced "out there," in the academy, among non-Christians, among non-religious people.
There are many atheists who are engaged in doing biblical studies; they find it to be a fascinating corpus of literature as they study the Bible, and they've been doing so their whole career. There's a lot of literature ‚Äď magazines, journals, books ‚Äď published by these individuals, and some of them are actually quite helpful and interesting, in spite of the significant areas of disagreement. But it goes to illustrate that there's a large conversation going on in the world today about the Bible.
A good place to start is by imagining someone in a non-Christian university enrolled in a Biblical Studies program, and asking yourself the question, "What will they end up doing?"
Taking part once again, in speaking order Associate Professor of Old Testament Rev. Mark Vander Hart, Assistant Professor of Old Testament Rev. Andrew Compton, and Associate Professor of New Testament Dr. Marcus Mininger