DEVELOPING SOUND HERMENEUTICS (BT640)
PRINCIPLES OF BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION
The Bible is the divinely inspired, infallible Word of God and it behooves us to fully grasp its fullness, richness and depth. We need to understand the principles of interpretation and develop skills in applying them if we are to learn the truths and promises contained in the Scriptures.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
► Define and apply the rules of biblical interpretation.
► Explain the dangers of subjectivity, convenience, denominationalism, non-criticism,super-spirituality, pietism and allegoricalism in biblical interpretation.
► Identify the historical, cultural, geographical, philosophical, linguistic and sociological gaps between the biblical authors and today’s students of the Bible, and explain how they are bridged.
► Summarize the general, grammatical, historical, and theological principles of interpretation and relate them to different literary types of scripture.
► Relate exegetical principles to actual scripture passages.
This course is worth four quarter units of credit in the degree programs of Embassy College.
Dr. Ian Bond is the former President of Beacon University, founded by Dr. Ron Cottle in Columbus, Georgia. An ordained minister with many years of pastoral leadership, teaching and counseling, Dr. Bond has served as the CEO of non-profit, educational and faith-based organizations. He is a published author of several college textbooks and a frequent conference speaker and motivational speaker.
Educated at the University of Lancaster, England, Christian Life School of Theology and Beacon University, Dr. Bond holds a M.Div., D.Min., and a D.Th. degree.