Hermeneutics

Course number: DETS3201 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


 

Distance Education Course: Grow to a deeper level of academic use and personal enjoyment from scripture by employing sound principles of interpretation and effective application of Biblical truth.

Course Description: The heart of this online course is to inspire and instruct students in how they read and study the scriptures. The student will be acquainted with the purpose and methods of responsible biblical interpretation. This course will look at both general hermeneutics, meaning principles for interpreting Scripture as a whole, and special hermeneutics, meaning principles for understanding and interpreting the various genres and literary devises that are present in the Bible. The purpose is to develop a balanced approach to the biblical interpretation, both scholarly as well as an emphasis on role of the Holy Spirit.