An in-depth examination of the principles of the process of understanding the Bible on its own terms and re-contextualizing it in the contemporary world. Special focus is made on particular issues related to the different genres of literature in the Bible. Examples of these principles from each of the genres are discussed in the class. Practical experience in interpretation and hermeneutics is provided.
This course will address the theological necessity of engaging the Old Testament in the church’s ministry of preaching and teaching and the concrete challenges of doing so effectively. Particular attention will be given to reflective engagement with the complex set of hermeneutical issues, which Christian teachers and preachers face when engaging the Old Testament and how a sophisticated understanding of the Old Testament’s various literary genres assists/helps/aids the teacher or preacher in communicating ways that are faithful to the original contexts and relevant to contemporary audiences.
This course examines the concept of servant leadership in historical and canonical perspectives. A study of the nature, styles, and skills of servant leadership will be done with an emphasis on values, personal introspection and the ability of the servant leader to understand the environment in which they lead. Personal care of the servant leader will also be considered in this course.
This course will focus on the development of Christian theology and doctrines from the period of the Protestant Reformation (sixteenth century) to the present. Emphasis shall be given to those doctrines that are of particular significance to the religious orien-tation of the student.