Biblical literacy at an all-time low, says religion’s Timothy Beal

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The Plain DealerTimothy Beal, the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, discussed the recent trend of people separating from organized religion or those who have Bibles but don’t read them. “There’s a very high popular reverence for the Bible,” he said. “And the sales of Bibles are high. But Biblical literacy is at an all-time low.”