B7203
Biblical Hermeneutics

The unit Biblical Hermeneutics aims to introduce students to the history, goals, and general principles of biblical interpretation with attention paid to the recognition and interpretation of the various literary genres in the Bible. It can contribute to a major in the Discipline of Biblical Studies.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Biblical Studies

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

9 credit points of Level 7100 B units

Exclusions

B9203 Hermeneutics of the Bible

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Outline a set of sound general hermeneutical principles
  2. Review the diversity of interpretative approaches used in the interpretation of the Bible within the Christian tradition
  3. Analyse the use of a variety of hermeneutic approaches to interpreting texts in different contexts
  4. Establish hermeneutical principles for specific genres of biblical literature
  5. Apply appropriate hermeneutical principles to biblical texts.
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