BI 401: Biblical Interpretation

BI 401: Biblical Interpretation (3 credits) – This course is designed to introduce students to foundational issues for the accurate and responsible interpretation and application of Scripture. Students will be challenged to apprehend and evaluate principles and methods of interpretation in order to improve their study and understanding of the Bible’s message. Attention will be given to three primary aspects of the interpretive process: (1) understanding the biblical writings according to their genres, (2) establishing appropriate principles of interpretation for the diverse types of literature found within Scripture, and (3) developing strategies for the application of Scripture to one’s personal life and congregational context.