HE101-OLBiblical Hermeneutics and Interpretation
HE101-OL : Biblical Hermeneutics and Interpretation (3 Credit)
Academic Year : all year round
About this course
The primacy of the Bible for faith and practice is at the heart of Christianity. Thus, in order to work out lives of gospel faithfulness and relevance, Christians must engage in the wise interpretation and application of Scripture. This is the main theme of this course.
The course is premised on the conviction that the Bible commends itself to be read through the engagement of the whole person – heart, mind, soul, and strength – in the context of community. In this vein, the course will help the student reflect seriously on these two dimensions of interpreting the biblical text.
This course is designed using a “blended learning” approach: partly by live lectures, and partly by facilitated seminars in which students respond to material which they have viewed before class (“flipped learning”). The seminars will also involve discussions on the interpretation of biblical texts, providing students “hands-on” time to raise questions and hone their interpretive skills.