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Defence of the use of the Bible in the public schools argument of Henry F. Durant, Esq., in the Eliot School case. by H. F. Durant

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Published by Ticknor and Fields in Boston .
Written in English



  • Massachusetts.


  • Cooke, McLaurin F. -- Trials, litigation, etc,
  • Trials (Assault and battery) -- Massachusetts,
  • Religion in the public schools -- Massachusetts

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GenreTrials, litigation, etc.
ContributionsMassachusetts. Police Court (Boston)
LC ClassificationsLC113.B7 D8
The Physical Object
Pagination43 p. ;
Number of Pages43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6994386M
LC Control Number08006592

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A Defence of the Use of the Bible in Schools View Larger Image The following is part of the transcript from a letter written in , which was published by the American Tract Society in . Comments on the article "A Defence of the Use of the Bible as a School Book" by Benjamin Rush © The Bible literacy project () seeks to promote teaching of the Bible in public schools in America. That the Bible contains more knowledge necessary to man in his present state than any other book in the world. That knowledge is most durable, and religious instruction most useful, when imparted in early life. That the Bible, when not read in schools, is .   Defence of the use of the Bible as a school-bookBenjamin Rush. Defence of the use of the Bible as a school-book. × Close. Not in Library. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Defence of the use of the Bible as a school-book Pages:

  He went on to report that the Bible was used “in almost all the schools, either as a devotional or as a reading book.” Before the public schools were made commonplace, children would meet in churches to get an education. The use of the Bible as a text in the classroom was a natural progression for many teachers. Bible Electives in Public Schools: A Guide From the Society of Biblical Literature. 2 The first thing that comes to mind for many about offering a Bible course in public schools is whether it is constitutional. No public school wants to create discord among parents or wrangle with costly lawsuits. Because of.   T o address the issue of teaching about the Bible in public schools, it is important first to. understand the difference between devotional practice and academic study. While : James Theodore Venable.   Religion in the Public Schools The court rejected this defense, ruling that the university had allowed other student groups to use university property and that the complaining group could not be excluded on the basis of its religious viewpoint. Those schools took the view that prayer and Bible reading in public schools were.

In this defence of the use of the [B]ible as a school book, I beg you would not think that I suppose the Bible to contain the only revelation which God has made to man. I believe in an internal revelation, or a moral principle, which God has implanted in the heart of every man, as the precursor of his final dominion over the whole human race. The Founders' opinion of the Bible, and of its use in schools, was clear: The great enemy of the salvation of man, in my opinion, never invented a more effectual means of extirpating [extinguishing] Christianity from the world than by persuading mankind that it was improper to read the Bible at schools.[54] [T]he Bible, when not read in schools, is seldom read in any . One defender of the use of the Bible in colonial public schools was Dr. Benjamin Rush (). Dr. Dr. Rush was a distinguished physician and . BIBLE IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS In early American church schools, private schools, and public schools, the Bible was used as a textbook as well as a devotional guide. The 17th century founders of American society discerned in Scripture the patterns by which God directed the whole of human destinyHence, the methods and aims ofFile Size: KB.