THEO 280: Hermeneutics

A course examining the principles and practice of biblical interpretation as well as the primary tools of biblical research. The student will become acquainted with the history of interpretation, contemporary hermeneutical approaches, and a defense of the literal-historical-grammatical approach.

Hermeneutical strategies for interpreting various literary genres, analyzing structural relationships, performing word studies, and developing principles for accurate practical application will be learned.

This course is primarily for students in the Ministerial Education Division; other students are advised to take BIST 270: Bible Study Methods instead, although they may contact the course instructor for permission to take this course.

  • 3 credits