1 1 of THEO1101, THEO1201 1a Admission into GCTHS-Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies 1b Admission into GDPTHS-Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies 1c Admission into MTHS-Master of Theological Studies 1d BTH - Bachelor of Theology Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of THEO3001, THEO9033 has been successfully completed
Some prior exegetical study.
This topic surveys the variety of methodologies of biblical interpretation and hermeneutical perspectives by which contemporary meaning is made from ancient scripture. Current approaches to scripture will be evaluated critically, and the students will explore their own hermeneutic strategies.
The aims of this topic are to:
explore the history of biblical interpretation and some of the philosophical underpinnings of that history, including hermeneutical theory
examine the shifts in methodologies and perspectives that have taken place since the mid 20th Century
analyse critically current approaches to scripture and the methods used in these approaches
discuss the use of the scriptures in the life of the church: in liturgy, spirituality, systematic and pastoral theology
identify the challenges that face the church today in its use of the Bible, and to locate oneself within that discourse
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic the student will be able to:
outline the history of biblical interpretation
discuss critically the shifts in methodologies and perspectives that have taken place since the mid 20th Century
apply hermeneutical theory to the interpretation of the biblical text as it is used in the life of the church in the contexts of liturgy, spirituality, systematic and pastoral theology and mission
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
This information is from current details held on the Student Information System. Please report any errors or omissions to the relevant College Office.
If you consent to the use of our cookies then please click the button below:
If you do not consent to the use of all our cookies then please click the button below. Clicking this button will result in all cookies being rejected except for those that are required for essential functionality on our website.