The purpose of Bible Literature Online (BibLit) is to develop and distribute Bible Literature course content to be offered as online, elective, for-credit courses to high schools. Currently there are limited choices for Bible literature in public schools that is written from a non-devotional and viewpoint-neutral perspective. The purpose of these courses is to enable students to acquire an understanding, fluency with, and appreciation of the Bible’s major ideas, historical/geographical contexts, literary forms, and its impact on later cultures, societies, and religions.
High school students needing a for-credit course in humanities, literature, or history.
High school students pursuing post-secondary education and desiring dual credit for both high school and college.
To date, over 400 students have earned credit for the course in four public school districts.
Full Elective Credit
Both are full-credit courses that can be offered in block (fall or spring) or traditional (full-year) scheduling formats
Certified teachers, who receive additional training in constitutional compliance, provide content help and feedback directly to students
Student Support Specialists
Assigned to every enrollment for additional accountability and technical support
District or school-level program facilitators provide credentials to a student information system fully integrated to the course, allowing for robust attendance and progress monitoring, if desired
Fully online multimedia course that adapts to varying schedules and learning styles
Each course reviewed in depth by national attorneys for constitutional compliance
We offer easy online enrollment. Learn more about our enrollment process here.
Why the Bible?
Ideas central to the Bible—love, faith, justice, hope, and unity—shape monumental texts like the U.S. Constitution. Understanding the Bible’s influence on the United State’s founding documents is key to understanding those writings.
Numerous writers, visual artists, and musicians have incorporated Bible references into their works. Understanding these allusions helps students understand some of the most consequential works of literature, art and music and their importance to culture and society.
Many of the values, stories, and images of the Bible have seeped into everyday language. Students will encounter them in movies, music, and conversation, and our courses help students understand these sayings when they hear them. In our public debates through US history, people have used Biblical language and concepts as a sort of “moral grammar,” making understanding the Bible’s ideas crucial to understanding the history of public debate in the United States.