START:
12th September 2017

Course Level

level 7

For personal use, public ministry, and Christian witness Christian people are concerned to handle the Bible correctly.

This module will provide you with a broad, wide-ranging approach to the Bible. Key areas of study include:

  • how the Bible is interpreted
  • the importance of translational choices
  • the significance of historical and cultural context from which a text emerged, and within which it is now being interpreted

Attention will also be paid to the importance of literary genres such as:

  • Wisdom
  • Historical
  • Narrative
  • Poetry
  • Gospel
  • Letter
  • Apocalypse

and how the nature of the genre affects interpretation.

In taking this course learn important skills and techniques which underlie responsible and informed interpretation.