Old booksIn an interview with Emory News Center, Jacob L. Wright, associate professor of Hebrew Bible, provides a glimpse into his new online course on the enduring relevance of the Bible offered through Coursera, an Emory partner for MOOCs (massive open online courses).

Wright's course, "The Bible's Prehistory, Purpose and Political Future," examines how and why the Bible was written by drawing on archeological research and comparative texts that demonstrate how the Bible bears directly on modern questions of politics, economics and theology. The six-week course is free and registration is still open. For a taste of what the course has to offer, watch this clip from the first week.

Read the full article at the Emory News Center.