This course provides an introduction to methods and tools for inductive study of biblical texts,through observation, interpretation, application, and implementation. Taking a skill-development approach, students will identify and practice sound hermeneutical methods toward understanding Scripture, including analysis in light of historical background and biblical context.
To employ a consistent and reliable hermeneutic in the interpretation of biblical texts.
This course lays a foundational understanding of the Bible through a historical survey of the Old and New Testaments. Emphasis will be given to interacting with biblical literature, basic hermeneutical principles, key themes and characters, and the redemptive theme of Scripture.
This course is a chronological survey of Old Testament people, places, and events. Emphasis will be given to the theology and the interpretive challenges of the Old Testament. The course will highlight the basic message of the Old Testament books, their contribution to God's redemptive storyline, and their significance for Christian thought and practice.
This course is a chronological survey of New Testament people, places, and events. It highlights the basic message of the New Testament books, their contribution to God's redemptive storyline, and their significance for Christian thought and practice, based on the life and teaching of Christ, the apostles, and the early development of the churches.