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Oct 28, 2011 12:24
Category: Religious News

How Americans read the Bible

   INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - How do Americans read the Bible? Scholars in
Indianapolis have received a $500,000 grant to figure that out.
     The Lilly Endowment awarded the grant to the Center for the
Study of Religion and American Culture to look at how Americans
relate to the Bible in their everyday lives. The center says the
three-year project is the first large-scale national study on the
way scripture is read and interpreted in everyday life.
     Center executive director Philip Goff says the project is driven
by the recognition that while the Bible has been central to both
public life and Christian practice throughout American history, not
much is known about how people read it for themselves or how
religious practice affects an individual's understanding of
scripture.