Intro to Hermeneutics Overview
Hermeneutics is the science and art of interpreting Scripture. It is a science because there are fixed objective rules to be applied to the text; and it is an art because it takes skill in learning how to use these rules. The goal of hermeneutics is to discern what the original writer meant when he wrote his document. In Introduction to Hermeneutics, the student will develop tools to aid in developing a more accurate understanding of God’s Word. Some of the topics covered in Introduction to Hermeneutics include:
Throughout history, various methods have been employed to understand Scripture. Well-meaning Christians have often expressed frustration when it comes to interpreting the Bible. After all, if God has a specific message for his people within the Scripture, why are there so many possible interpretations for that message? In Introduction to Hermeneutics, the student will learn how to respond to that question, how to properly approach the Scripture and apply into their context, and gain a heart of wisdom and a mind of discernment in the process.