Syracuse University to Have Course on Democracy and Bible
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Syracuse University to Have Course on Democracy and Bible

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The Syracuse University has announced that it will introduce this coming fall for the graduate students, a new course in the field of religious education. The subject will be known as the “Bible, Religion and Democracy,” and will be under the supervision of Prof. Ismar J. Peritz, head of the Bible department, who believes that democracy is more than a political issue.

Professor Peritz, in outlining the course, says that American democracy found its originating source in religion, with the Bible playing a great part.

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