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Jay Parini Quotes

By the time I went to college, I knew the major passages of the Bible pretty much by heart.
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Test-oriented teaching strikes me as anti-educational, a kind of unpleasant game that subverts the real aim of education: to waken a student to her or his potential, and to pursue a subject of considerable importance without restrictions imposed by anything except the inherent demands of the material.

— Jay Parini

By the time I went to college, I knew the major passages of the Bible pretty much by heart.

— Jay Parini

I suspect that the framers of the Bill of Rights have long since rolled over in their graves.

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I think that the practice of religion allows one to discover emotional and psychological truth of a kind not available in the secular world.

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Jesus remains the most influential person in history, one who has inspired untold followers for millennia.

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The stories about the life and teachings of Jesus were mainly told in Greek, the original language of the gospels.

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When you think about 'The Grapes of Wrath,' it's an American masterpiece, and a very long process goes into the making of such a book.

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Christmas is, for those who wish to follow the way of Jesus, an invitation to accept into our comfortable and safe lives those who come to us from far away, who seem ragged, marginal, in transition.

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Colleges and classrooms should be havens of tranquility, places where thoughtful discussions occur, where students work together with their teachers to acquire knowledge of the arts and sciences.

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My father was a Baptist preacher, and he used to read the King James Bible to me every single morning. He made me memorize it and repeat verses at night before I went to sleep.

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'Of Mice and Men,' Steinbeck's fifth novel, adheres to a simple dramatic structure, which observes the classic Aristotelian unities of time, place and action.

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What I'm trying to argue, as passionately as I can, is that the Jesus story isn't worth dying for, it's worth living for. Jesus presents a third way, a way of being in the worth that embraces the Sermon on the Mount, with its challenge to violence and greed.

— Jay Parini

Within the Christian tradition, fundamentalism arose in the 19th century as an effort to push back against modern' readings of the Bible that suggested everything in the text wasn't true in some literal sense.

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