Hermeneutics, the study of how to interpret the Bible, is one of the most important subjects in any theological programme. How you interpret the Bible has a controlling influence on your theology and ministry, whether preaching, counselling, or leading. The course begins with three units on the theory of how to interpret, and then has six units applying the principles at different levels of interpretation--word studies, grammar, historical-cultural context, theology, etc.
- Appreciate the necessity of hermeneutics for ministry.
- Identify the major historical systems of Biblical interpretation.
- Apply the principles of evangelical hermeneutics.
- Lecturer: Pelham Lessing