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Biblical Hermeneutics

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About This Course

Biblical Hermeneutics is the multifaceted, informed, skilled, anointed study and application of Bible texts. In this course, we identify and draw from the full range of the numerous resources, skills, and tools for faithful, comprehensive, transformative Biblical Hermeneutics. All these teachable resources and tools for Bible study and application are intensely important both for any personal, grace-filled walk with the living God and also for every kind of Church leadership and Gospel ministry.

Unit 1: Bible Engagement: Reading


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Dr. Paul de Vries (Ph.D. The University of Virginia)

Dr. Paul de Vries has tremendous academic background as a dean or associate dean of three Christian Schools (Wheaton College, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Seminary of the East). He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. at the University of Virginia, specializing in applied ethics, critical thinking, and hermeneutics. He is the lead author of three books: The Taming of the Shrewd; Ethics Applied; and Business Ethics Applied.

Course Units

Unit 1: Bible Engagement: Reading

Unit 2: Bible Context: Comprehending

Unit 3: Bible Semantics: Word studying

Unit 4: Bible Culture:Creating

Unit 5: Bible Genre: Developing

Unit 6: Bible Syntax: Patterning

Unit 7: Bible Application: Doing

Unit 8: Bible Study Synthesis: Incarnating Biblical Truth and Grace