This course focuses on the development of a systematic approach to the interpretation of Scripture.
A survey of various approaches to Old Testament theological investigation, analysis of key passages and themes in the Hebrew Scriptures, and practical experience in doing Old Testament theology, all with a view to exploring the enduring significance of this first testament.
Various issues related to the nature of New Testament Theology are considered and concerns related to topical/thematic and author/strata approaches are discussed.
An overview of the book of Isaiah and careful analysis of selected passages.
The student will study Mark’s Gospel in detail, and apply sound hermeneutical procedures to discern the essential theological contribution.
This introduction to cross-cultural ministries and the principles which serve as their foundation is supported by case studies that provide insight into positive and negative experiences in attempts at contextualization.