The latest podcast put out by The Chronicle of Higher Education (iTunes - Stream - Web Site) doesn't shy away from hot-button issues. Below, we've pasted the summary that accompanies the podcast on The Chronicle's web site. Read it and then give the audio some time and thought.
"University-trained archaeologists and historians are scared to take on the Bible, says Eric H. Cline, an associate professor of classics at George Washington University. He talks about his new book, From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible, in which he argues that Bible studies have become dominated by 'junk science' (Noah's ark found in Turkey!) because academics have yielded the field."