Biblical Interpretation

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A study of the principles of interpretation and application of the Bible, culminating in a project in the student’s area of specialization that will make a crucial contribution to their portfolio. Attention is given to students developing a clearly defined hermeneutical framework that is biblically and theologically grounded, spiritually sensitive, critically aware and practically relevant.



  • The student will know sound guidelines for reading and interpreting Scripture.
  • The student will understand common fallacies of interpretation.
  • The student will know the types of literature of the Bible, and how they affect interpretation.
  • The student will know the variety of methods by which the Bible has historically been and is currently being interpreted.
  • Know various factors that provide the foundation of reading, utilizing and applying the Bible to the Christian life and to the student’s area of specialization.


  • Be a person who is habitually challenged and changed by the reading and study of the Bible.
  • Be spiritually formed by and through the process of interpretation.
  • Become an informed and responsible interpreter of the Bible.
  • Be a critical thinker in the process of the constant evaluation of interpretation.
  • Become a person who values Scripture deeply and is prepared to speak Scripture and apply it particularly in the area of the student’s specialization.


  • Make specific applications of the Bible to your ministry and/or spiritual formation.
  • Listen and read critically→Identify fallacies of interpretation.
  • Each student will produce a written assignment suitable for their specialization.
  • Each student will produce a project for their portfolio that demonstrates the interpretation of Scripture in the area of their specialization.