Focused on developing an understanding of the task of interpretation. Explores how one moves from the biblical text to contemporary concerns, with particular attention given to the nature of Holy Scripture as the Word of God; the interpretation of the Old Testament, first in its primary theological world, then in a Christian context; the Canon; the nature of meaning and significance; the role of the interpreter and the place of the community. A variety of hermeneutical approaches will serve as resources for coming to terms with assessing the meaning of the biblical text for the community of faith. Exclusion: INTD 0900.
Course Code: INTD 0851 | Credit Hours: | Seminary Graduate Course