M8101
Missiological Hermeneutics and Contextualisation

The unit Missiological Hermeneutics and Contextualisation introduces students to the relationship between biblical interpretation, theology, and the practice of Christian mission. This unit is designed to help students understand and begin to use methods for doing theology in context. It examines the tension between the authority of the gospel as revealed in Scripture and the necessity of understanding and communicating the gospel in historical-cultural contexts.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Mission

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically appraise the key principles and required skills for the interpretation of the Bible.
  2. Explain how cultural context influences biblical hermeneutics.
  3. Analyse and evaluate method/s of contextual hermeneutics.
  4. Exegete specific biblical texts for a given contextual setting.
  5. Discerningly apply the results of their study to real or imagined intercultural contexts
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