Reading instructions: This reading assignment is substantial and, so far, humanity has never finished reading the major apocalyptic texts, so "read through" every text while paying attention to how these texts fulfill genre expectations for creation-apocalypse symbols and narratives.
Warnings: Reading scriptural texts is usually a different experience from reading standard Literature assignments like short stories, novels, poems, or plays.
Even religiously-devoted readers may not read scripture regularly or thoroughly, instead reading it like a reference book or self-help book, or they listen to what other people (like pastors) say about it.
The issues associated with creation-apocalyptic scripture can't be resolved simply by spending another day reading and discussing, so our class hurries forward but counts on repeated references and "cultural knowledge" of apocalyptic texts for support.
Teaching Literature with Religion (or religious texts as literary texts, etc.) esp. in Public Schools